Walk 21 (short for Walking in the 21st Century) hosted an international conference in Calgary last week on the unhealthiness of people and the planet, and what needs to be done to fight this epidemic. It comes down to redesigning cities to be more people friendly and less automotive dependent. Andre Picard writes a thought provoking article for the Globe and Mail which promotes the move towards cohesive work and residential communities. It starts with city planners and developers making commitments to mixed use developments that bring people together and lessen the present day drudgery of commuting between work environment and home. Spending more time in the community and less time in a vehicle getting to and from, is a step in the right direction. Click HERE for the story.