New Advocates

Walking College Course Curriculum

Program materials are updated each cycle, but a general outline of a previous years’ curriculum can be found below:

Module 1: Why Walking?

A look at why people walk and the history of car-oriented design in the U.S.

Module 2: Developing Leadership

A primer on leadership qualities, engaging diverse audiences, and fundraising.

Module 3: Building a Movement

How to communicate effectively, inspire other advocates to join your movement, and organize public events.

Module 4: Designing for People

Evaluating the built environment, the importance of land use and zoning, how to engage transportation professionals.

Module 5: Changing the System

A look at the intersection of planning, transportation and public policy.

Module 6: Planning Campaigns

An overview of walkability-related campaigns and how to design and implement campaigns locally.