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

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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 inspiring presentation on why walking and walkability matter. A former competitive race-walker, Mark will explain why walking has been central to human existence throughout our history until we lost our way in the twentieth century, and how the walking advocacy movement has worked to repair the damage in the last 20 years. Most importantly, he will lay out actions and strategies that enable everyone to contribute to making our communities more walkable and increasing walking as a practice. This presentation is doing double duty as an America Walks public webinar and the kick-off for the 2016 Walking College Fellowship program.

About the Presenter

MF.blacknwhite-2Mark Fenton is a public health, planning, and transportation consultant, an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and former host of the “America’s Walking” series on PBS television. He has written numerous books including the best selling “Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness,” helped with the development of the University of North Carolina’s Safe Routes to School clearinghouse, and facilitated walkable community workshop for the National Center for Bicycling and Walking. Mark studied biomechanics at the Massachusetts Institute Technology, was a researcher at the Olympic Training Center’s Sports Science Laboratory in Colorado Springs, and manager of Reebok’s Human Performance Laboratory. From 1986 to 1991, Mark was a member of the United States national racewalking team and competed in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Trials in the 50-kilometer racewalk.

We are grateful to the Centers for Disease Control, American Public Health Association, and Every Body Walk! Collaborative for sponsoring this program.