Making Better Places for People to Live, Work, Play and Learn. Living Adventurously 52
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Daisy Narayanan is the director of Urbanism at Sustrans and is working on the central Edinburgh transformation project. Daisy is an architect, an urban designer, a cyclist, and a fan of books, food and music.

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Sarah Williams
Dr. Betty Holston Smith - 79 years young, running 60 to 100 miles per week, sharing her knowledge about running, health and fitness.
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#84 | India Wood on Her Colorado Transect Hike
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2 hr 8 min
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