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1:00 PM

Making Healthy Places: The Role of Social Support & Interaction

April 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

A growing body of research is showing how placemaking initiatives—from community gardens to resident-led painting projects—help generate strong social ties and a sense of belonging amongst community members, which has proven to reduce psychological distress, social isolation, and depression. As more and more researchers are recognizing that social health is the foundation for physical health, these findings present exciting opportunities and challenges for urban planners as well as public health advocates and practitioners. Join this Project for Public Spaces webinar

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2:00 PM

The Transit-Walkability Collaborative: An Inter-Modal Strategy for Creating Strong Neighborhoods

April 18 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

​This America Walks webinar will include presentations and discussion from several members of the The Transit-Walkability Collaborative, a partnership that aims to exists to promote the benefits of walkable, transit-rich communities; to bring together transit and walkability advocates at the local, state, and national level; and to identify and implement programs and policies that simultaneously expand walkability and transit services in communities across the U.S. The webinar will highlight the release of a Fact Sheet providing critical data to support

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