New Webinar: A Path to a Walkable Future
Webinar Title: A Path to a Walkable Future
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 8th at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific
About this Webinar
- Explore the role walking and walkability has on creating sustainable communities
- Learn about coalitions and partnerships that have worked in creating walkable communities
- Hear how different sectors and industries are engaging in the topic of walkable communities
About the Presenters
Jonathan Duvall, MS pathVu co-founder. Jon is a PhD student in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2010 and a Master’s in Rehabilitation Science and Technology in 2013 from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a graduate student researcher at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories. His research has focused on developing assistive technologies for people with disabilities. His Master’s thesis consisted of developing a roughness standard for pedestrian pathways to limit harmful vibrations to wheelchair users. Jonathan was also a founding member of the Students for Disability Advocacy at the University of Pittsburgh and served as President from 2012-2015. Jonathan started pathvu to help to promote safe and comfortable sidewalks for wheelchair users and to help wheelchair users to be able to avoid inaccessible and dangerous environments.
Helen Leung is Co-Executive Director of LA-Más, a non-profit community design organization based in Los Angeles. With a passion towards redefining the intersection of community development and social equity, Helen ensures that all LA-Más projects are grounded in community need and policy potential. A native Angelino and urban planner, Helen has extensive community-based experience working for former Los Angeles Council President Eric Garcetti in policy, planning, and neighborhood development. Recently, Helen managed transit-oriented development and asset build portfolios at Living Cities, a national funders collaborative focused on systemic impact in low-income communities. Helen also serves on the Police Commission’s Permit Review Permit Panel, the Community Advisory Board of Genesis LA, and the board of the Elysian Valley Arts Collective. Helen holds a Bachelors in Political Science and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Public Policy and Urban Planning from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Samantha Ollinger, Executive Director, BikeSD. Ollinger is an accountant by trade and graduate of Temple University. She has a vision to transform San Diego into a world-class bicycle friendly city. She founded Bike San Diego in 2012 to change the conversation about transportation and bicycling in San Diego. Her entire focus is to push San Diego in reaching its potential as a world-class bicycle friendly city. You may reach Sam at sam@bikeSD.org