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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. Learn more and register... Read more

The Positive Power of Walking

Many things leap to mind when someone mentions walking: fitness, fun, fresh air, relaxation, friends and maybe your most comfortable pair of shoes. But a word that rarely arises is “power.” Walking advocates once focused primarily on physical health —spurred by mounting evidence that physical activity is key to preventing disease—but now are stepping up to promote social, economic and community health. The ultimate goal is to transform towns and neighborhoods across America into better places for everyone to live.... Read more

Tracking the Walking Path: Tools and Programs to Measure Walking and Walkability

When talking about opportunities to walk, knowing where to walk and what makes an attractive walk are key. Data, mapping tools, and assessments can be useful in making the argument for walkable communities and the development of healthy and inclusive cities. Join this America Walks webinar to learn about some of the leading tools available to walking advocates. Register now... Read more

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

​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... Read more

Designing for Inclusive Health

​America Walks and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) – Lakeshore Foundation are kicking off their new micro-grant program with this webinar. This program will award grantees up to $1,500 for projects related to supporting disability inclusion strategies that make healthier choices the easier choices for all people in areas where they may live, learn, work, play, pray, and receive care. Register now... Read more

Advancing Neighborhood Change Through Equity and Inclusion

Walkability is at the cornerstone of creating neighborhoods that are vital and vibrant, allowing all members of a community to enjoy health, social and economic benefits in a variety of forms. How do we create neighborhoods where change and new development can happen along with the protection and promotion of a community’s identity and culture? Join America Walks on this webinar to learn about their recent work on the issues of gentrification and displacement and hear from three people working... Read more

The Right to Walk

It’s not always easy to find places or the time to be physically active but every individual has the right to walk. In this America Walks webinar, learn how walking can be prioritized in communities of all types and be inspired with tips of how walking can be incorporated into the daily routine of every individual. Register now... Read more
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