Case Studies

Case Studies

Walking College Case Study: Mayor Gordon Petrie Never Loses a Good Challenge

Walking College Case Study: To Help People Integrate Physical Activity In Their Daily Lives, Making Connections Is Key

Walking College Case Study: A Natural Leader

Walking College Case Study: “A Walk Can Lead Anywhere”

After the Classroom: Walking College Case Studies

In September, 2014, the America Walks Board of Directors gathered in Pittsburgh for its annual retreat. The agenda included a review of the results of a recent survey of 700 organizations working at the local and state level to increase walking and expand walkability, followed by a brainstorming session on how best to respond.  Two … Continue reading After the Classroom: Walking College Case Studies

Walking Makes Strides in All Kinds of Communities

From inner-city Birmingham to small town Iowa to racially diverse suburbs of LA  By Jay Walljasper Imagine living in one of America’s great walkable communities. Your day begins with a stroll—saying hi to neighbors, noticing blooming gardens and enticing shop windows, maybe stopping for a treat on your way to work. Weekends are even better. … Continue reading Walking Makes Strides in All Kinds of Communities

America’s Walking Renaissance

America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce the release of a new book, America’s Walking Renaissance. The book, written by Jay Walljasper, Kate Kraft and Heidi Simon with a forward by Tyler Norris of Kaiser Permanente, examines how nine cities, suburbs and towns across the US are getting back on … Continue reading America’s Walking Renaissance

New Webinar: Grading the Walking Movement (July 12, 2016)

Register Today Title: Grading the Walking Movement: The 2016 State Report Cards When: July 12th, 2016 at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific About the Webinar America Walks, in partnership with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and YMCA of the USA, is excited to offer a chance to go back to school and measure the … Continue reading New Webinar: Grading the Walking Movement (July 12, 2016)

Coalition Pilots Walking School Bus to Combat Childhood Obesity

Healthy West Kendall is an initiative powered by West Kendall Baptist Hospital but driven by the community, with vision of becoming the Healthiest Community in Florida.  The goal is to inspire the residents to think differently about their health and the health of the community.  This includes from the food residents eat to the way … Continue reading Coalition Pilots Walking School Bus to Combat Childhood Obesity

100 Years of Walking

Fifty-nine years ago Donald Bean’s youngest son was born. Mr. Bean was 40 years old, living in Philadelphia with his wife and their two older boys, and he decided that he needed to take steps toward a long life. He wanted to improve his chances of a long, healthy life so he decided to go for a jog … Continue reading 100 Years of Walking

Webinars

New Webinar: Grading the Walking Movement (July 12, 2016)

Register Today Title: Grading the Walking Movement: The 2016 State Report Cards When: July 12th, 2016 at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific About the Webinar America Walks, in partnership with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and YMCA of the USA, is excited to offer a chance to go back to school and measure the … Continue reading New Webinar: Grading the Walking Movement (July 12, 2016)