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New Webinar: Creating Safe Spaces for All Community Members (January 10th, 2018)

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Webinar Title: Creating Safe Spaces for All Community Members

Webinar Date/Time: January 10th, 2018 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific

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About the Webinar

Creating safe places to walk and be physically active means more than just slower speeds and well-lit sidewalks. Expand your definition of a safe place to walk by hearing from partners working alongside the walking movement. This webinar will feature experts in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), street harassment, and safety concerns for people with disabilities. This webinar assumes a basic level of knowledge on issues related to walking and walkability.

Attendees of this webinar will: 

  • Learn about techniques and concepts related to CPTED
  • Discuss ways to address and prevent street harassment
  • Explore how technology is helping address safety considerations for people with disabilities
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About the Panel

Todd Hanson, AIA , Founder, Access Portsmouth As founder of Access Portsmouth, and a principal at JSA Inc Architects, Todd has long been a leader in the design of creative and thoughtful environments. “It wasn’t until I became disabled that I could truly appreciate all that I didn’t comprehend in regards to barriers, accessibility and inclusive environments.”  With the onset of a neuromuscular disease, he discovered the realities of mobility impairments. Today, using an iPad to speak, Todd has become a passionate presenter on universal design and creating a more inclusive society.

Emily May, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Hollaback! Emily is an international leader in the movement to end harassment.  In 2005, at the age of 24, she co-founded Hollaback! in New York City, and in 2010 she became its first full-time executive director. Under her leadership, the organization has scaled to over 50 cities in 25 countries, and launched HeartMob, Hollaback!’s platform designed to support people being harassed online. In the wake of the election, Emily launched The People’s Supper, a collaboration to designed to bring people together to bridge difference.

Emily believes that through the power of storytelling, decentralized leadership, and deep empathy we can disrupt cycles of hate and create a world where everyone has the right to feel safe and confident.  Emily has a Master’s Degree in Social Policy from the London School of Economics, is an Ashoka Fellow, a Prime Movers Fellow, and has won over ten awards for her work including the TEDCity 2.0 Prize.

Colin O’Brien, Director of Operations, T. Cooper, Inc.

Colin O’Brien, Director of Operations, T. Cooper, Inc. Colin O’Brien is the Director of Operations for T. Cooper Inc., a consulting firm in Maryland that works with residential and commercial properties on risk assessment surveys that utilize CPTED principles.  Colin is a 17 year law enforcement veteran having worked in the United States Army and Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department.  Colin is also an alumni of the University of Maryland where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice and his Masters in Business Administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business.
While serving as a Police Officer, Colin developed a passion for crime prevention and is certified as a Crime Prevention Specialist and as a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Practitioner. Colin is an advocate of utilizing design to create open and safe communities.


Anne Weidman, Creative Director for Access Portsmouth, and Marketing Director for JSA Inc Architects Anne works with business owners helping them recognize accessibility as an economic driver. She has reached out to organizations across New England gathering wisdom around creating resources for those with disabilities and facilitates a public health nursing community accessibility project at the University of New Hampshire.