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New Webinar: From 8 to 80: Creating Livable Communities for All Ages (May 9, 2018)

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Webinar Title: From 8 to 80: Creating Livable Communities for All Ages

Webinar Date/Time: Wednesday May 9th at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific

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About the Webinar

Walkable communities are only truly walkable when they are able to be enjoyed and accessed by members of all ages. Learn how communities of all shapes and sizes are making sure they are livable for people of all ages and abilities. This webinar is intended for advocates just getting started on the walking path as well as anyone interested in learning more about this topic.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Hear about programs and initiatives across the country to support walkable communities for all ages
  • Learn how communities are engaging cross-generational approaches to get people physically active
  • Get access to recommended resources, toolkits, and more to help inspire programs in their own communities
About the Panel

Kathryn Hunninen is a park management professional and environmental educator with over 12 years of experience working with communities to bring trail and ecological restoration projects to life and leading environmental education and volunteer programs for all ages.  As Senior Manager of Special Initiatives for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy (PPC), Kathryn works closely with community partners to plan for and implement park improvement projects and leads education initiatives in community-based settings, including the Pittsburgh Parks Prescription program. Prior to joining PPC, Kathryn was the Director of Park Development at the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation where she was responsible for managing the strategic vision and implementation of the Emerald View Park Master Plan and Trail Plan—an ambitious effort to create a 257-acre urban park and trail network by connecting historic park spaces with previously unmanaged and heavily disturbed woodlands.  Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology and a Master of Science in Parks & Resource Management and Environmental Education. Kathryn lives in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood with her husband and daughter, is fluent in Spanish, and loves all things “outdoors”.

Francesca Patricolo is located in Oregon as a Planner and Public Involvement Specialist for the Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Deputy Project Manager for PedPDX: Portland’s Citywide Pedestrian Plan. The PedPDX Pedestrian Stories video series was supported by a 2018 America Walks Community Change Micro Grant Award. Francesca holds three degrees from the University of Oregon: a BA in Planning, Public Policy and Management, a Masters in Conflict & Dispute Resolution, and a Masters in Community & Regional Planning. She is also a trained mediator from the University of Oregon School of Law. Francesca is also the Cascade Chapter President for the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).

Richard Ziettlow spent 34 years in the Information Technology industry with American Airlines, Sabre, EDS and Hewlett-Packard in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He retired in 2011 and moved back to his hometown of Le Mars, Iowa. Rich volunteers time with the Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Design Team, Historic Preservation Commission, Housing Committee and Tourism Committee.