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Call to Action – What Does it Mean? Webinar

America Walks is excited to announce that the Surgeon General released his Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities titled “Step it Up!” on September 9th with an event in Washington, DC. This is a shining moment for the walking and walkability efforts underway across the country and we want you to be part … Continue reading Call to Action – What Does it Mean? Webinar

What’s Happening at the Walking College? Webinar

The final webinar in America Walks’ “Walking College” series features the Walking College Fellows themselves. Hailing from 22 different states and the Pacific island nation of Palau, this collection of community advocates, public health professionals, planners, and others have one thing in common – they are all passionate about improving walkability in their own neighborhoods … Continue reading What’s Happening at the Walking College? Webinar

Engage with Local Government- Critical Stakeholders in Your Walkable Community Movement Webinar

Having learned about fundraising and personal leadership development in the previous module, our 25 Walking College Fellows (and all America Walks supporters) are now invited to meet three critical stakeholders in any local walkable community movement – an engineer, a planner, and an elected official. While advocates, who can articulate the diverse benefits of walkable … Continue reading Engage with Local Government- Critical Stakeholders in Your Walkable Community Movement Webinar

Building Your Fundraising Leadership Towards Walkable Communities

America Walks’ second series of “Walking College” webinars launched July 27th. Designed for the Walking College Fellowship program, and open to a general audience, this webinar focuses on fundraising – one of the biggest challenges for local community change agents. First, Brighid O’Keane, Walking College Mentor and Interim Director with the Alliance for Biking & … Continue reading Building Your Fundraising Leadership Towards Walkable Communities

New Webinar- Walkability: The Health and Wellness Equation

Webinar Title:  Walkability: The Health and Wellness Equation Date and Time: August 6, 2015 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific Register Here  About the Webinar Walking is more than basic transportation and recreation; it is the key to health, longevity and affordable living. If we want more equitable communities–accessible–then walking must become a natural activity again. … Continue reading New Webinar- Walkability: The Health and Wellness Equation

Institutionalizing the Change Webinar

The third webinar in America Walks’ “Walking College” series reviews public policy and private marketplace strategies to increase walkability as highlighted in the Every Body Walk! Practice Guide. When setting out to promote walking and increase walkability, it makes sense to focus initial efforts on specific locations where people want to walk or where there … Continue reading Institutionalizing the Change Webinar

New America Walks Webinar: Building Your Fundraising Leadership Towards Walkable Communities

Webinar Title: “Building Your Fundraising Leadership Towards Walkable Communities” Date and Time: Monday, July 27th at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern Register Here About the Webinar America Walks’ second series of “Walking College” webinars launches July 27th. Designed for the Walking College Fellowship program, and open to a general audience, this webinar focuses on fundraising – one … Continue reading New America Walks Webinar: Building Your Fundraising Leadership Towards Walkable Communities

Designing Places for People Webinar

On June 23, America Walks held the second webinar in the “Walking College” webinar series.  “Designing Places for People” takes a deeper look into the design and implementation of walkable communities.   Dan Burden, Director of Innovation and Inspiration with Blue Zones, has worked in 3,500 communities to transform streets and public spaces into livable, walkable … Continue reading Designing Places for People Webinar

Why Walking? Webinar

On Thursday June 18,  America Walks held the first webinar in the Walking College Webinar series, “Why Walking?” which took a foundational look at the practice of walking and the history of walkability. Jonathon Stalls, Founder and Lead Itinerant with Walk2Connect, started with a discussion of “walking as a practice” – as distinct from walkability and the … Continue reading Why Walking? Webinar

America Walks: Lessons From The Experts Webinar

Celebrated speaker and walkability expert Mark Fenton offers a rapid-fire review of best practices for those beginning to build more walkable communities. Many communities are overwhelmed by the apparent technical challenges and cost of making themselves more walkable. But there are compelling, cost efficient, often simple approaches that are ideal first steps. Based on a series … Continue reading America Walks: Lessons From The Experts Webinar