Promoting America Walks

Meet David Dixon!

We’re thrilled by the depth and breadth of experience that makes up our board of directors and hope you’ll enjoy learning a bit more about these thoughtful, insightful walking advocates.

1. What’s your day job and how do you think your professional experience fits in with the mission of America Walks?

I lead planning and urban design for Stantec’s Urban Places initiative, a broadly interdisciplinary practice that integrates mobility, real estate development, urban architecture and public realm design, and similar disciplines that are essential to unlocking the full potential of urban places to become more livable, equitable, and resilient. Achieving genuinely walkable  places that don’t just accommodate walkability but proactively invite people to walk through their programming, design, and connections to a broader mobility system is central to our ability to achieve our mission.

2. In a sentence or less, describe why walking matters to you.

More than anything, success in creating walkable places that invite interaction between people from every walk of life is central to our society’s ability to make diversity work.

3. Name one thing anyone can do to make their community more walkable.

Advocate for well designed, mixed-use, density.

4. What’s your favorite place to walk?


5. If you could go for a walk with any living person, who would it be?

Adlai Stevenson.