Join America Walks for Free Webinars in April

WalkingJoin the walking movement “America Walks” by registering today for free webinars in April. America Walks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit national organization that is building a diverse and powerful coalition of people just like you to be a strong voice to advance, protect and promote walking as a form of exercise. More about the webinars can be found below. Please click through to the links provided to register today.

 

Webinar – Strategies to Transform the Built Environment

Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper and Healthier

Thursday, April 17 | 10:30 – 11:45pm PDT / 1:30pm – 2:45pm EDT
You can register here for this free webinar
Find out more about this webinar and our featured speakers from the Project for Public Spaces

An increasing number of communities are accelerating their progress through ‘Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper’ (LQC) strategies to transform the built environment by taking incremental steps, using low-cost experiments, tapping into local talent, and paving the way towards longer term change.

Presenters, from the Project for Public Spaces, will address the importance of creating healthy places and a quick overview of Placemaking. They will define Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper, outline the design principles and present several examples of communities that have used innovative, inexpensive “fixes” to improve health.

This program is hosted by America Walks and made possible with support from Shaping New Jersey, the state partnership for nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention.

 

Discussion Forum – Two E’s are Better than One
The Impact of Walking on the Environment and on the Economy
Wednesday, April 30 | 11:00am – noon PDT / 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
You can register here for this free discussion forum
Find out more about this Discussion Forum and our featured experts

Safe, walkable communities impact both the environment and the economy. Join this robust discussion around walking, walkability, the environment and the economy with experts in these areas. Jackie Ostfeld, Director of Nearby Nature for the Sierra Club, will provide the audience with a brief overview of walking and its impact on the environment and how getting children outdoors and more active will strengthen the environment in years to come. Christopher Coes, Managing Director for LOCUS, a national coalition of real estate developers and investors, will make the case for how intricately linked walking and walkability are to economic growth and vibrant communities.

This is an interactive discussion forum among participants and these experts in the field. Please submit advance questions when you register.

This program is hosted by America Walks and made possible with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), in partnership with the American Public Health Association(APHA).

 

About the All Things Walking Series 
These programs are part of a series on “All Things Walking” that includes webinars, telephone discussion forums, on-line technical resources, community-based workshops, and customized technical assistance designed to empower local communities to implement walking strategies and interventions in their communities.

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