Healthy Built Environment

The Healthy Built Environment group works to promote active lifestyles by working with policymakers to increase and improve trails, sidewalks, public transit, parks and other community resources. Built environment refers to the human-made surroundings that provide the setting for activity, ranging from buildings and parks to neighborhood streets and transportation systems.

We’re working to promote the development of safe routes for bicycling and walking to school, work, recreation sites and other destinations.

For more information about joining, go to Get Involved.

Work Group Leadership


  • Chair: Chris Tilden, KU Center for Public Partnerships & Research
  • Chair-elect: 
  • Past chair: Gary Webber, Lawrence Pedestrian Coalition (PedCo)
  • Communications coordinator: Gary Webber, Lawrence Pedestrian Coalition (PedCo)
  1. Lawrence parents can help guide planning for safe walking, biking routes to school

    Lawrence parents have an opportunity in coming weeks to help a group of community partners identify ways to improve walking and biking routes to school for elementary and middle school students. Read on...
  2. Recent developments give Lawrence Loop more momentum

    Grant and city budget process point to more progress on Lawrence Loop Read on...
  3. LiveWell stays involved in city’s discussion to continue sidewalk hazard mitigation program

    Lawrence City Commissioners on July 9 voted to continue with the city's sidewalk hazard mitigation program. Read on...
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