America Walks Announces 2016 Webinar Series
America Walks is excited to announce the 2016 Webinar Series. Join us each month as we explore the topics, questions and resources that are critical to building the walking movement. Stay tuned for more information on each webinar!
Series 1: Tools for the Field
There are a wealth of resources available to the walking movement. From webinars to toolkits to step-by-step guides, these tools provide the information and guidance necessary to take the first step on the path to a walkable America. Join America Walks as it looks at some of the resources available to the walking movement, hear from experts on how best to use them and learn from real-life examples on their challenges and successes.
Webinar #2: Pedestrian Planning for Communities: A Transferable Training and Implementation Program from Kentucky
Thursday February 11, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific
Webinar #3: Exploring Tactical Urbanism
Thursday March 10, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific
Series 2: Call to Action in Action
The release of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities in September 2015 was a watershed moment for the walking movement. Its release provided leadership and motivation for governments, businesses and organizations to address the numerous barriers to safe, active mobility and promote the multiple health benefits of walking. Join America Walks as we look at the great work that has been done since its launch and what is next.
Webinar #4: Surgeon General’s Call to Action – Walking as a Practice
Thursday April 14, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific
Webinar #5: Surgeon General’s Call to Action on the Ground
Thursday May 12, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific
Webinar #6: Surgeon General’s Call to Action – What’s Next?
Thursday June 9, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific
Section 3: Expanding the Movement
At the 2015 National Walking Summit, keynote speaker Ron Sims reminded us that though we may work as individuals, we are part of a larger walking movement and stronger than we realize. What can we do to expand this movement? Join America Walks as we explore possible new partners in the work towards making America a great place to walk, learning and growing with organizations, industries and communities that are already in step with the walking movement.
Webinar #7: Friends and Allies for the Walking Movement
Thursday July 14, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific
Webinar #8: The First and Last Mile: Partnering with Public Transportation
Thursday September 8, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific
Section 4: Walking is for Everyone
Humans are built to walk and the built environment needs to match this. How can individuals, organizations and governments work to make sure that every American has access to safe, accessible and convenient places to walk? Join America Walks as we explore some of the barriers to a walkable America and ways that we can begin to address these challenges.
Webinar #9: A Movement of Individuals: Tools for the Advocate
Thursday October 13, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific
Webinar #10: Creating Vibrant Communitites with the Community in Mind: Development and Gentrification
Thursday November 10, 2016 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific