About Dan Burden, Director of Innovation and Inspiration at Blue Zones

Dan Burden is the Blue Zones Director of Innovation and Inspiration. Dan is America’s most recognized authority on walkability and bikeability and was named one of the “six most important civic innovators in the world” by Time magazine and a “Champion of Change” by the White House.

Made to Move Grants are Helping Cities Redesign for Active Transit

Can U.S. cities transform to overcome extreme car dependency?

In summer 2019, two values driven agencies came together to see if they could incentivize change in five cities with the Made to Move Grant program. This innovative, unique, and inspirational partnership between Degree and Blue Zones is awarding $100,000 dollars to each city to redesign their neighborhoods and city-centers for active, healthy lives. The program aims to create model practices and projects that gain the attention of other cities and inspire evolutionary changes to once again focus on places for people, and design accordingly.