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Partnering for Strong Economies- Regional Councils & Walkable Communities Webinar

America Walks and the National Association of Regional Councils hosted webinar which examines how federal transportation funding is allocated through Regional Councils and how to access it for projects that promote walkable communities including complete streets, safety efforts and place-making. The webinar explores two unique perspectives as we hear from both a planner from a … Continue reading Partnering for Strong Economies- Regional Councils & Walkable Communities Webinar

Walking as a Practice April 14th Webinar

In this webinar, we will take a take a closer look at the “Walking as a Practice” report that was released in January 2016 and can be downloaded here. This report outlines four categories that identify how individuals and organizations are engaging in the practice of walking. Participants hear from the author of the report, Jonathon … Continue reading Walking as a Practice April 14th Webinar

New Webinar: “Orientation to the Walking College”

To learn more about the 2016 Walking College Program, click here. The application can be completed here. Register Here Date and Time: Thursday, March 31st at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern Webinar Host: Ian Thomas, State and Local Program Director, America Walks Register Here About the Webinar In April, 2015, America Walks announced the names of our … Continue reading New Webinar: “Orientation to the Walking College”

Exploring Tactical Urbanism Webinar

America Walks was excited to host the third webinar of our free 2016 webinar series on March 8, 2016- “Exploring Tactical Urbanism”. In March’s webinar, we looked at how tactical urbanism is helping to shape the built environment. Walkable communities are safe, healthy and vibrant communities. America Walks was excited to offer a webinar that explores how the idea of tactical urbanism is instrumental … Continue reading Exploring Tactical Urbanism Webinar

Livable Communities for All Ages Webinar

America Walks is excited to partner with AARP for its first webinar of 2016. To meet its commitment to creating great places for people of all ages, AARP has developed several resources that should be in the toolbox of any walking advocate. AARP’s Jeanne Anthony will walk participants through two of their resources, the Livability … Continue reading Livable Communities for All Ages Webinar

America Walks Connecting the Dots Webinar

This webinar is the first part in an exciting new initiative to bring together local advocates, federal agencies and our network to grow the work being done to make America a great place to walk! Agency representatives discuss the structure and background of agency regional offices including Departments of Health & Human Services, Department of Transportation … Continue reading America Walks Connecting the Dots Webinar

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