2019 Webinars (July-September)
Community engagement is an essential element of walkability and active transportation efforts. How can organizations and agencies ensure community members play a meaningful role in the development and implementation of programs and projects affecting them. The webinars in our next quarter will focus on actions and strategies to create a culture of action around creating walking and walkable communities.
Partnering for Engagement: Accessibility of Public Spaces (July 17, 2019 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific)
New technology and emerging trends in transportation pose unique challenges and opportunities for people with disabilities and for any who wish to ensure that our public spaces and transportation networks are available and accessible to all. While autonomous vehicles may offer new opportunities for people with disabilities, they need to be managed properly and developed with people with disabilities in mind to ensure that they’re accessible. While trends like micromobility and mobility as a service offer opportunities for reimagining public space, people with disabilities need to be at the table and part of any decision-making process to be sure that the changing landscape does not exclude them. This webinar will explore human-centered mobility and how it applies specifically to people with disabilities, featuring national experts on accessibility and public space.
Connected and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Transportation (August 14, 2019 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific)
This webinar will focus on the importance of community engagement and collaboration in designing and creating walkable and movable neighborhoods for all its members. Learn how organizations and individuals can build relationships and connections for a more active and engaged future.
Active and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Health (September 11, 2019 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific)
In January we explored the new HHS Physical Activity Guidelines and how communities are promoting physical activity. As a next step and in response to the positive feedback we received, America Walks will offer more information on programs and strategies communities are using to engage individuals to get moving. This webinar is intended for those who are familiar with topics and issues related to walking and walkability.