Happening Tuesday, February 14th
Conducting a Walk Audit is the first step for many walkable community advocates, and it often leads to positive community change for people of all ages.
Join America Walks and AARP Livable Communities on Tuesday, February 14th for a webinar titled The Walk Audit: An Effective Tool for Community Change, which will include an announcement about new resources and funding. A panel of Walking College Fellows will discuss their experience using Walk Audits to engage the public, build awareness of the importance of walkable design, identify specific pedestrian safety issues, and advance policy and community development goals. An extremely versatile tool, a Walk Audit can be conducted alone, with a group of other concerned residents to document needed changes, or with public officials who have the power to do something about it.
After registering for this webinar, review America Walks’ How to Conduct a Walk Audit video and AARP’s Walk Audit Tool Kit. Then, learn about the AARP Community Challenge grant program, which helps communities become great places for people of all ages. In 2023, a new funding opportunity – Capacity-Building Microgrants – combines $2,500 in funding with training, cohort learning opportunities, and one-on-one coaching from America Walks to help communities to implement Walk Audits.
We will be joined by Rebecca Delphia (AARP Livable Communities) and past State Walking College Fellows, Whitney Jibben (Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Niki Delson (Community Volunteer with Age-Friendly Carbondale, Colorado), and Ariel Hamburger (Sustainability Planner with County of San Diego, California).
With every webinar we host, our goal is to provide attendees with new information and knowledge to walk away with and perhaps apply in their own communities and advocacy efforts.
After attending this webinar, we hope participants will be able to:
- Explain why and how to conduct Walk Audits to advance walkable community goals
- Use the AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit to start planning your own Walk Audit and give examples of successful community outcomes other advocates have achieved after using the Tool Kit
- Apply for an AARP Community Challenge grant, including the capacity-building microgrant opportunity focused on improving community walkability
The Walk Audit: An Effective Tool for Community Change
Like all of our webinars, this will be recorded and available after the fact. But you’ll want to join us in real-time if you can for the opportunity to ask questions of our guests and live-tweet along with us. You’ll also receive ample resources and additional materials if you RSVP.