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Discussion Forums

Innovations to Promote Walking in Mid-Size Towns: Follow-Up Discussion Forum

America Walks Discussion Forum:This forum is a follow-up to the webinar on innovative and effective ways to promote walking in mid-size towns. America Walks continues our focus on the Garden State. Presenters share success stories from three New Jersey communities: The connection between “place-making” and walkability in Bloomfield; An employee walking program in Montclair that … Continue reading Innovations to Promote Walking in Mid-Size Towns: Follow-Up Discussion Forum

Strengthening Change in Your Community by Engaging the Right People

To bring about social change in a local area, activists and community leaders must lead the effort by working together. This expert panel follow-up discussion featured speakers from AARP and Safe Routes to School National Partnership who discussed innovative ways to engage the change agents in your communities to help make them more livable & … Continue reading Strengthening Change in Your Community by Engaging the Right People

Discussion Forum: The Impact of Walking on the Environment and the Economy

Safe, walkable communities impact both the environment and economy. We’ve invited an expert in each of these areas. Jackie Ostfeld, Director of Nearby Nature for the Sierra Club, will provide the audience with a brief overview of walking and its impact on the environment and how getting children outdoors and more active will strengthen the … Continue reading Discussion Forum: The Impact of Walking on the Environment and the Economy

Keeping Pedestrians Safe in Urban and Suburban Communities

Pedestrian safety is on everyone’s mind. At our March 20th webinar, Noah Budnick describes NYC’s Vision Zero Campaign, working toward zero deaths, zero injuries and zero fear of traffic.  Michael King discusses how the design of communities, specifically suburban settings, can be positive or negative influences on pedestrian safety.

Using Crosswalk Laws as a Framework for Pedestrian Safety

Using the law as the framework for pedestrian safety campaigns is not the go-to choice for most safety advocates. Yet, when someone gets hurt or the police are urged to “do something,” it is the traffic law that governs what can be done. Pedestrian law advocate and lawyer Ray Thomas (Portland, Oregon) will present an overview of the nation’s crosswalk laws. … Continue reading Using Crosswalk Laws as a Framework for Pedestrian Safety

Show Me the Money: Fundraising for Local Walking Campaigns

Now, more than ever, fundraising is more challenging, as resources are not as plentiful and accessible as they once were. This discussion forum will talk about the ups and downs of fundraising for local walking campaigns and some strategies and interventions used in successful fundraising. Hear from experts in the field with diverse backgrounds and … Continue reading Show Me the Money: Fundraising for Local Walking Campaigns

Walk and Work: Innovative Ways to Integrate Walking into Workplace and Business Practices

Join America Walks and Alliance for Biking & Walking for an informative and interactive discussion on Walk and Work: Innovative Ways to Integrate Walking into Workplace and Business Practices. At this forum, you’ll hear about: A university’s plans to integrate and provide walking and physical activity into the “workstyle” of employees. A major health plan’s regional activities … Continue reading Walk and Work: Innovative Ways to Integrate Walking into Workplace and Business Practices

Repurposing Public Spaces to Restore Walking on Main Streets & Beyond

Hear from featured speaker, Carol Dick, about each step in the process of turning underutilized public space in Lemon Grove CA, into revitalized Main Streets and Re-purposing Space. Carol Dick enjoys a successful career in city planning in Southern California. As the current Development Services Department Director of the City of Lemon Grove, a city … Continue reading Repurposing Public Spaces to Restore Walking on Main Streets & Beyond

Public Health and Walking: Turning Policy and Programs into Action

This discussion forum will explore the intersection between transportation, walking and public health and discuss activities that support both policy development and implementation. The audience will have an opportunity to hear from experts in the field and join the discussion on how to continue to empower the public health and transportation communities to work together.

Resources to Empower Your Community with Walking Initiatives

This webinar provides the local perspective on developing successful walking initiatives. Topics of discussion will include: The Walking Action Network-a program created to assist local communities with developing walking strategies designed to engage partners and local advocates in the walking movement Information about retreats and other resources available from the Alliance for Biking & Walking … Continue reading Resources to Empower Your Community with Walking Initiatives

Webinars

Walking Towards Justice- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America (September 27, 2017 Webinar)

This is the first discussion of the new America Walks discussion series, “Walking Towards Justice” and explores the intersection of walkability and residential segregation. It includes host Charles Brown and special guest, Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America. Also joining the panel are nationally-known experts, … Continue reading Walking Towards Justice- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America (September 27, 2017 Webinar)

New Webinar: Designing for Inclusive Health (March 30, 2017)

Register Here Webinar Title: Designing for Inclusive Health Webinar Date/Time: March 30, 2017 at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific Register Here About the Webinar America Walks and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) – Lakeshore Foundation are excited to announce a new micro-grant program. This program will award grantees up to $1,500.00 … Continue reading New Webinar: Designing for Inclusive Health (March 30, 2017)

Path to a Walkable Future Webinar (February 8, 2017)

Walkable communities are the most successful when people come together to create a place where every person has safe, accessible and enjoyable active transportation. What kind of coalitions and partnerships have worked best in creating walkability? How can walking advocates work with other sectors to create vital and vibrant communities for the future. Join us … Continue reading Path to a Walkable Future Webinar (February 8, 2017)

Beyond the First Step: The Many Benefits of Walking (January 11, 2017)

The benefits of walking are many and widespread. From personal phsyical and mental health, to strengthening relationships and engaging community members, walking is a powerful tool. Learn how individuals and organizations are harnessing the power of walking to create lasting positive change. This webinar is intended for our advocates just getting started on the walking path as well … Continue reading Beyond the First Step: The Many Benefits of Walking (January 11, 2017)

Walking at Work: The What, Why & How of Walking Meetings (November 17, 2016 Webinar)

Walking is a great way to incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine. One way to make sure you are getting the recommended amount of steps is to turn meetings at work into walking meetings. This webinar explores the what, why and how of walking meetings and learn from examples of businesses and organization … Continue reading Walking at Work: The What, Why & How of Walking Meetings (November 17, 2016 Webinar)

Lessons from Dissemination and Implementation Research for Interventions Promoting Walking and Walkability Webinar (August 16, 2016)

The objective of this session is to discuss how complex research results can be translated to inform practice and policy. The presenters describe appropriate study designs and methods for Dissemination and Implementation research. These principles are illustrated with examples.   Additional Resources Introductory Slides  Ross C. Brownson Presentation: Public Health and Policy Dissemination Research  Jacqueline Kerr Presentation: … Continue reading Lessons from Dissemination and Implementation Research for Interventions Promoting Walking and Walkability Webinar (August 16, 2016)

New Webinar: Walking College Webinar #1 “Why Walking & Walkability”

Register Here Webinar Title: “Why Walking and Walkability?” Date and Time: Thursday, June 16th at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern Webinar Host: Ian Thomas, State and Local Program Director, America Walks Presenter: Mark Fenton, Adjunct Associate Professor, Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy About the Webinar Join America’s best-known Walking Champion, Mark Fenton, for an … Continue reading New Webinar: Walking College Webinar #1 “Why Walking & Walkability”

2016 Walking College Webinar

In April, 2015, America Walks announced the names of our first class of Walking College Fellows. Twenty-five grass-roots advocates from across the United States were selected from a strong field of applicants to participate in an experimental distance-learning program designed to build local capacity to advance the goals of the national walkable community movement. Six … Continue reading 2016 Walking College Webinar

Fundraising on the Move: Crowdfunding for Walkable Communities Webinar

Looking to increase resident engagement in your work? Need cash quickly for an urgent project? Trying to build an individual donor base to take your nonprofit to the next level? Curious about crowdfunding? This webinar with the crowdfunding nonprofit ioby will help you learn more about how crowdfunding can be both an effective fundraising and community-engagement tool … Continue reading Fundraising on the Move: Crowdfunding for Walkable Communities Webinar

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