New Webinar: Where Do We Go Next? Mapping and Tracking in the Future


Webinar Title:  Where Do We Go Next? Mapping and Tracking in the Future

Webinar Date/Time: Wednesday November 14 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific


About the Webinar
You can’t improve what you don’t measure. Advancements in technology have allowed for increased reporting, tracking, and mapping of data and information that can help communities improve walkability. This webinar will explore new and existing resources and ways information is being used to create active, healthy, and engaged communities for all members. This webinar assumes a basic knowledge of issues related to walking and walkable communities.
Attendees of this webinar will:
  • Discover new ways mapping is being used in assessing and improving walkability
  • Learn about some of the sources of data and how they are being used to promote walking and walkable communities
  • Explore ways to apply mapping and data in efforts to increase walking and improve walkability.
About the Panel

Josh Boehm lives car-free in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to joining mySidewalk, he helped to draft Kansas City’s Transit-Oriented Development Policy, including recommendations for smart growth, walkable communities, and bicycle infrastructure. More recently, he was the project manager for a rails-with-trails project and became an evangelist for the health and economic benefits of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning & Design and Economics from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Sarah Duda is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University (IHS). Her role is to ensure that IHS research addresses the Chicago region’s evolving challenges around access to affordable housing, equitable investment, and neighborhood stability and is well-placed to inform housing policy and practice. As Deputy Director, Sarah leads IHS’s applied research and policy work, directing staff in the planning, development, and execution of all research, consulting, and technical assistance projects as well as the implementation of the Institute’s strategic plan. To this role, Sarah brings a decade of experience producing applied research products to help housing, community development, and financial services stakeholders develop, implement, and evaluate place-based policies and practices. While at IHS and previously at Woodstock Institute in Chicago, Sarah has produced research on a wide range of housing and community development topics including single-family and multifamily mortgage lending, the health of neighborhood housing markets, housing affordability, the financial security of economically vulnerable populations, small business lending, and access to bank products and services. Sarah received her undergraduate degree at Antioch College and a Master in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Brad Gudzinas advances AARP livability initiatives that empower individuals and families to thrive in their homes and communities. As product manager of the AARP Livability Index he leads data and website development efforts that provide over 50 million data points to help policymakers and the public understand and improve livability in every neighborhood, nationwide.

Brad’s accomplishments include a major re-launch of the Livability Index that tracks livability progress over time. Prior to joining AARP, Brad leveraged emerging analytics technology in consulting roles and managed data analysis and research for the U.S. Department of Transportation. He also served as deputy program manager for the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS).

Brad is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and has been accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He is member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) National Transportation Data Requirements and Programs committee. His education includes a Masters in City and Regional Studies and B.A. in urban studies, both from Rutgers University.