PeopleForBikes Big Jump Project – Local Funding Partnerships Webinar

Join PeopleForBikes to learn more about their newest program – The Big Jump Project. This webinar is for potential funders to better understand the role they can play in achieving the Big Jump Project goals and objectives as partners with prospective applicants. PeopleForBikes will present the basic framework of The Big Jump Project, the application and selection process, and discuss the expanded context of opportunities that can be provided with local funding partners as part of the applicant team. Register... Read more

2017 National Walking Summit

The 2017 National Walking Summit is a premier event for professionals, advocates and organizers from the transit, health, and planning professions to share best practices, discover innovations, discuss ways to turn research into action, and form new partnerships. America Walks will work with partners of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative and other leading organizations to put together the strongest Summit yet. September 13-15, 2017 in Minneapolis. Learn more and register... Read more

Webinar: Creating Great Places, One Main Street at a Time, July 27

In this webinar, Matt Wagner of the National Main Streets Center will share insight into the Center’s work, provide background on the main street movement and discuss current trends. Shay Coburn, Coordinator for the Colorado Main Streets Program, will discuss how state and local organizations partner with the National Main Streets Center. In addition, she will preview a project they are working on with Community Builders, focusing on Main Streets that are state highways. July 27 from 2-3 p.m. EST.... Read more

International Economic Development Council Annual Conference, Sept. 25-28

IEDC’s 2016 Annual Conference draws on the inspirational story of Cleveland: through its rise as a powerhouse economy, its adaptation to new economic realities, and its rebirth through reinvestment in institutions, infrastructures, and relationships. The conference will showcase how economic developers are shaping communities that emerge as stronger, more resilient, and ready to rock. September 25-28 in Cleveland, Ohio. Learn more and register... Read more

Rail~Volution Conference, Oct. 9-12

​Rail~Volution is the place to engage in discussions with change makers and influencers, share ideas and breakthroughs, frustrations and inspiration, about building livable communities with transit. Join the conference to connect and expand your network with leaders in the public transportation, transit-oriented development, placemaking and community development fields. October 9 – 12 in San Francisco, California. Learn more and register... Read more

Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place, Sept. 12-15

The 19th Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place is expected to draw 1,000 city planners, transportation engineers, public health professionals, elected officials, community leaders, and professional advocates. Breakout sessions, panel discussions and poster sessions address trends, research, and best practices. Plenary speakers bring perspectives from other disciplines and experiences to help improve and expand the practice. September 12 – 15 in Vancouver, Canada. Learn more and register... Read more

Harnessing the Power of Data to Support Kids Walking and Biking, July 27

​Join this webinar hosted by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership to learn how data can be used to inform and support Safe Routes to School initiatives. Hear from speakers about the importance of data, learn about ways in which data is becoming more accessible and useable to communities, and be inspired by innovative uses of data across the country. July 27 from 1 – 2 p.m. EST. Read more... Read more

AARP Livable Communities National Conference Call for Proposals

​AARP is hosting a conference about creating livable communities for people of all ages, and they are accepting session proposals. Session topics should broadly fit the conference theme and fit into one of the three tracks: Transportation: Solutions and Innovations, The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities: Promising Practices, or Livable Communities: Programs, Policies and Insights. Session proposals are due July 22. Learn more... Read more
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