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Discussion Forums

Innovations to Promote Walking in Mid-Size Towns: Follow-Up Discussion Forum

America Walks Discussion Forum:This forum is a follow-up to the webinar on innovative and effective ways to promote walking in mid-size towns. America Walks continues our focus on the Garden State. Presenters share success stories from three New Jersey communities: The connection between “place-making” and walkability in Bloomfield; An employee walking program in Montclair that … Continue reading Innovations to Promote Walking in Mid-Size Towns: Follow-Up Discussion Forum

Strengthening Change in Your Community by Engaging the Right People

To bring about social change in a local area, activists and community leaders must lead the effort by working together. This expert panel follow-up discussion featured speakers from AARP and Safe Routes to School National Partnership who discussed innovative ways to engage the change agents in your communities to help make them more livable & … Continue reading Strengthening Change in Your Community by Engaging the Right People

Discussion Forum: The Impact of Walking on the Environment and the Economy

Safe, walkable communities impact both the environment and economy. We’ve invited an expert in each of these areas. Jackie Ostfeld, Director of Nearby Nature for the Sierra Club, will provide the audience with a brief overview of walking and its impact on the environment and how getting children outdoors and more active will strengthen the … Continue reading Discussion Forum: The Impact of Walking on the Environment and the Economy

Keeping Pedestrians Safe in Urban and Suburban Communities

Pedestrian safety is on everyone’s mind. At our March 20th webinar, Noah Budnick describes NYC’s Vision Zero Campaign, working toward zero deaths, zero injuries and zero fear of traffic.  Michael King discusses how the design of communities, specifically suburban settings, can be positive or negative influences on pedestrian safety.

Using Crosswalk Laws as a Framework for Pedestrian Safety

Using the law as the framework for pedestrian safety campaigns is not the go-to choice for most safety advocates. Yet, when someone gets hurt or the police are urged to “do something,” it is the traffic law that governs what can be done. Pedestrian law advocate and lawyer Ray Thomas (Portland, Oregon) will present an overview of the nation’s crosswalk laws. … Continue reading Using Crosswalk Laws as a Framework for Pedestrian Safety

Show Me the Money: Fundraising for Local Walking Campaigns

Now, more than ever, fundraising is more challenging, as resources are not as plentiful and accessible as they once were. This discussion forum will talk about the ups and downs of fundraising for local walking campaigns and some strategies and interventions used in successful fundraising. Hear from experts in the field with diverse backgrounds and … Continue reading Show Me the Money: Fundraising for Local Walking Campaigns

Walk and Work: Innovative Ways to Integrate Walking into Workplace and Business Practices

Join America Walks and Alliance for Biking & Walking for an informative and interactive discussion on Walk and Work: Innovative Ways to Integrate Walking into Workplace and Business Practices. At this forum, you’ll hear about: A university’s plans to integrate and provide walking and physical activity into the “workstyle” of employees. A major health plan’s regional activities … Continue reading Walk and Work: Innovative Ways to Integrate Walking into Workplace and Business Practices

Repurposing Public Spaces to Restore Walking on Main Streets & Beyond

Hear from featured speaker, Carol Dick, about each step in the process of turning underutilized public space in Lemon Grove CA, into revitalized Main Streets and Re-purposing Space. Carol Dick enjoys a successful career in city planning in Southern California. As the current Development Services Department Director of the City of Lemon Grove, a city … Continue reading Repurposing Public Spaces to Restore Walking on Main Streets & Beyond

Public Health and Walking: Turning Policy and Programs into Action

This discussion forum will explore the intersection between transportation, walking and public health and discuss activities that support both policy development and implementation. The audience will have an opportunity to hear from experts in the field and join the discussion on how to continue to empower the public health and transportation communities to work together.

Resources to Empower Your Community with Walking Initiatives

This webinar provides the local perspective on developing successful walking initiatives. Topics of discussion will include: The Walking Action Network-a program created to assist local communities with developing walking strategies designed to engage partners and local advocates in the walking movement Information about retreats and other resources available from the Alliance for Biking & Walking … Continue reading Resources to Empower Your Community with Walking Initiatives

Webinars

NEW WEBINAR: Youth Leading the Way: Inspiring Stories of Youth Creating Safe, Accessible Neighborhoods

America Walks Monthly Webinar Youth Leading the Way: Inspiring Stories of Youth Creating Safe, Accessible Neighborhoods DATE: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3676656241619999758 Join us for inspiring stories from youth leaders who are working to creating safe, accessible neighborhoods. Youth are the … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: Youth Leading the Way: Inspiring Stories of Youth Creating Safe, Accessible Neighborhoods

NEW WEBINAR: Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America – a conversation with author Angie Schmitt

America Walks Monthly Webinar DATE: Tuesday, September 8th, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm Pacific, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern TITLE: Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America – a conversation with author Angie Schmitt Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1557368469553608720  Join us for an interview with Angie Schmitt and discussion of … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America – a conversation with author Angie Schmitt

NEW WEBINAR: Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities – a conversation with author Andre Perry

America Walks Monthly Webinar DATE: Wednesday, August 5th, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern TITLE: Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities – a conversation with author Andre Perry Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7525207521722257423 Join America Walks for a conversation with Andre M. Perry about his book … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities – a conversation with author Andre Perry

NEW WEBINAR: Walking Towards Justice in Indian Country: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

America Walks Monthly Webinar DATE: Wednesday, August 12th, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern TITLE: Walking Towards Justice in Indian Country (Part 2): Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7525207521722257423 On Wednesday, August 12th, America Walks will broadcast Part 2 in the Walking Towards Justice in Indian … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: Walking Towards Justice in Indian Country: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

NEW WEBINAR: The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

America Walks Monthly Webinar DATE: Wednesday, July 22nd – 11am PST / 2pm EST TITLE: The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7525207521722257423 In these stressful times, we are all looking for ways to help us stay healthy, active and connected as we manage the pandemic and the long-awaited call … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

NEW WEBINAR: Walking as a Practice: What Does It Mean to You?

America Walks Monthly Webinar Walking as a Practice: What Does It Mean to You? Date/Time: July 8, 2020 at 2pm – 3pm EST, 11pm – 12pm PST Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7525207521722257423 There are many reasons to walk that are not related to transportation. The practice of walking can impact our health, spirituality, and culture. In this … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: Walking as a Practice: What Does It Mean to You?

NEW WEBINAR: Tribal Transportation Planning and Pedestrian Safety

America Walks Monthly Webinar Tribal Transportation Planning and Pedestrian Safety Date/Time: June 23, 2020 at 3pm – 4:15pm EST, 12pm – 1:15pm PST Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8506217084384939023 Join America Walks and our partners from the tribal community planning world on Tuesday, June 23rd for Part 1 in our Walking Towards Justice in Indian Country series. Titled … Continue reading NEW WEBINAR: Tribal Transportation Planning and Pedestrian Safety

Walking Towards Justice- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America (September 27, 2017 Webinar)

This is the first discussion of the new America Walks discussion series, “Walking Towards Justice” and explores the intersection of walkability and residential segregation. It includes host Charles Brown and special guest, Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America. Also joining the panel are nationally-known experts, … Continue reading Walking Towards Justice- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America (September 27, 2017 Webinar)

New Webinar: Designing for Inclusive Health (March 30, 2017)

Register Here Webinar Title: Designing for Inclusive Health Webinar Date/Time: March 30, 2017 at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific Register Here About the Webinar America Walks and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) – Lakeshore Foundation are excited to announce a new micro-grant program. This program will award grantees up to $1,500.00 … Continue reading New Webinar: Designing for Inclusive Health (March 30, 2017)

Path to a Walkable Future Webinar (February 8, 2017)

Walkable communities are the most successful when people come together to create a place where every person has safe, accessible and enjoyable active transportation. What kind of coalitions and partnerships have worked best in creating walkability? How can walking advocates work with other sectors to create vital and vibrant communities for the future. Join us … Continue reading Path to a Walkable Future Webinar (February 8, 2017)