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 environment in years to come. Christopher Coes, Managing Director for LOCUS. a national coalition of real estate developers and investors, will make the case for how intricately linked walking and walkability is to economic growth and vibrant communities. Finally, our experts will talk about the synergy between these topics.