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Webinars

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

Local Elected Officials Walk the Walk

Mayors, City Council representatives, and County Board members are in a unique position to influence public policy and funding priorities to create walkable communities. As we will learn in this Webinar, they can utilize the “bully pulpit” to focus enormous media and community attention on a particular issue. They can also educate and empower citizens … Continue reading Local Elected Officials Walk the Walk

The State of Walking Advocacy Organizations in the US

In this webinar, you’ll find out more about the scale and scope of the walking movement in the US. Join America Walks National Coalition Director Kate Kraft and Board Member Wendy Landman to hear: -Results of our 2014 survey of organizations working on walking – the report will be issued just after the webinar. -Resources … Continue reading The State of Walking Advocacy Organizations in the US

Innovations to Promote Walking in Mid-Size Towns

This is an August 21, 2014, America Walks webinar on innovative and effective ways to promote walking in mid-size towns. America Walks continues our focus on the Garden State. This month’s presenters will share success stories from three New Jersey communities. Feel free to attend one or both of these programs. At the webinar, you’ll … Continue reading Innovations to Promote Walking in Mid-Size Towns

Strengthening Change in Your Community by Engaging the Right People

Join this expert panel discussion with featured speakers from AARP and Safe Routes to School National Partnership to learn innovative ways to engage the change agents in your communities to help make them more livable & vibrant places to live. The panel will also feature a speaker with experience working directly with local elected officials … Continue reading Strengthening Change in Your Community by Engaging the Right People

Measuring the Pedestrian Streetscape

This webinar will introduce participants to the Microscale Audit for Pedestrian Streetscape (MAPS) tool that can help communities assess the activity-friendliness of streets, sidewalks, and crossings. Anyone interested in walking and finding ways to create safe, walking environments should join this webinar. The MAPS audit tool is based upon 10 years of observational research and … Continue reading Measuring the Pedestrian Streetscape

Transportation Legislation & Policy

Policy experts will walk through background on policy areas regarding transportation. Speakers: Kevin Mills, VP of Policy and Trail Development, Rails to Trails Conservancy Debra Alvarez, Government Relations and Advocacy, AARP Margo Pedroso, Deputy Director, National Safe Routes to School Partnership Moderator: Yolanda Savage-Narva, National Campaign Director, America Walks Transportation Legislation & Policy from America … Continue reading Transportation Legislation & Policy