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Building a Walkable/Bikeable City
Posted by: Jennifer Boezwinkle, AIA

Building a Walkable/Bikeable City by Jennifer Boezwinkle, AIA

In honor of National “Bike to Work Week,” the Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is supporting the week of May 11-15 “Active Commute” week. The goal of Active Commute Week is to encourage people to find alternate forms of transportation to and from work -– walking, biking, or forms of mass transit –- that are healthier and more environmentally friendly. The hope is that one week of changed behavior will spur longer lasting behavioral changes in people.

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Architectural Design Influences Use of Stairs
Posted by: Joyce Lee

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Stair Week - September 8-14, 2014
Posted by: Joyce Lee, FAIA, LEED AP

As part of Stair Week West Michigan, we are pleased to invite you to a leadership breakfast on September 10th at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Stairs not only promote physical activity, health and wellness, but also provide a greener alternative to taking the elevator. We are grateful for the tremendous contribution from the Health Departments of Kent, Muskegon and Ottawa counties and the respective United Way in the three counties - United Way of the Lakeshore, Heart of West Michigan United Way and Greater Ottawa County United Way.

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Active Commute Week - May 12-16, 2014
Posted by: Joyce Lee, FAIA, LEED AP

May 12-16, 2014, marks Grand Rapids Active Commute Week in honor of National Bike to Work Week. 

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Stair Week - September 3-6, 2013
Posted by: Deborah Dik

In Celebration of Stair Week, September 3-6, 2013
Stairs in AIA Member Firms

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Active Commute Week - May 13-17, 2013
Posted by: Deborah Dik

In a stroke of creativity, Grand Rapids celebrates bike month with Active Commute Week. The challenge promotes healthy competition among companies and individuals to compete against others in the area to utilize active transportation.

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