August 21, 2017 5:37 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Smart Growth in the Midwest: An Overview of Policies and Practice

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Is “Smart Growth” a relevant term in the Midwest? How has the concept influenced planning and development in the America’s heartland, and how do current practices compare to notions of smart growth as established by the American Planning Association and the experience of planners in other parts of the country? This webinar will explore these […]

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August 17, 2017 9:48 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Design Innovation and the MUTCD Experimentation Process

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When designing streets and intersections for bicyclists and pedestrians, communities can take advantage of a growing toolbox of treatments that promote the safety and comfort of nonmotorized road users. During this webinar, panelists will share information about how new and innovative traffic control devices can be tested and evaluated, even if they aren’t currently included […]

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August 16, 2017 1:35 PMCategory: Health Equity

Planning Livable Communities for All Ages

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Last spring, AARP sponsored and the American Society on Aging and the American Planning Association co-hosted the Summit on Livable Communities: Planners and Aging Network Professionals Working Together to Plan Livable Communities for All Ages. The opportunity to unite the two professions led to a robust discussion—and to the recognition of a shared vision for […]

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August 14, 2017 10:01 PMCategory: Nutrition

Introduction to the Community Food Projects Grant Program

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Join this webinar to learn about the USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture’s Community Food Projects (CFP) Grant Program. We will introduce the grant program and talk about eligibility, the types of projects that are funded through this grant program and important considerations in putting together an application. New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is […]

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August 14, 2017 9:59 PMCategory: Health Equity

White Paper and Sustainability Resources Webinar – CDC National Implementation & Dissemination Grant

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This webinar will highlight the successes and lessons learned from the five partner national organizations of the CDC National Implementation & Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention Grant by discussing the project’s summative white paper. Additionally, the second module of the online course on Sustainability and a microsite featuring the grant’s many resources will be featured […]

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August 14, 2017 9:56 PMCategory: Health Equity

Walking Towards Justice – The Color of Law

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To provide an open platform for discussion and aid in identifying potential solutions to improve walkability for ALL, America Walks has launched a new social equity-inspired online discussion series titled: Walking Towards Justice. Walking Towards Justice is a webinar series that integrates literature into a discussion regarding the intersectionality of mobility, race, class, gender, and […]

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August 14, 2017 9:54 PMCategory: Health Equity

Smart Growth in the Midwest: An Overview of Policies and Practice

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Is “Smart Growth” a relevant term in the Midwest? How has the concept influenced planning and development in the America’s heartland, and how do current practices compare to notions of smart growth as established by the American Planning Association and the experience of planners in other parts of the country? This webinar will explore these questions […]

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August 9, 2017 9:44 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Incorporating health in transportation decisions

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APHA believes in working with the transportation sector to create equitable and healthy transportation policies and practices. Since its release in 2015, the Transportation and Health Tool has been an online resource for public health and transportation professionals alike. Using this important tool, practitioners can learn how their states and metropolitan regions stack up against […]

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August 2, 2017 10:28 PMCategory: Health Equity

Measuring the Benefits of Trees: The Green Streets Lawrence Health Impact Assessment

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Green infrastructure elements such as street trees can play an important role in the mental health, physical activity, and social interaction of community residents. In 2016, Massachusetts planners and members of the American Planning Association’s Sustainable Communities Division (APA-SCD) partnered with Groundwork Lawrence on a volunteer service project to measure the health benefits of Groundwork’s […]

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August 2, 2017 12:22 PMCategory: Health Equity

Tackling Poverty In Rural Communities

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Imagine a community where every person can decide who they want to be “when they grow up”…a chef, doctor, electrician, entrepreneur, homemaker, lawyer? What would it look like if every child had self-determination? Join us to hear how Weber County, UT is working together on an Intergenerational Poverty Initiative to influence policy and programming to […]

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July 31, 2017 5:29 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Walking and Bicycling in an Automated Future (Part II)

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The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is hosting a free webinar series to bring together researchers, practitioners, advocates, policy makers, and industry leaders to think critically about the ways in which automated and connected vehicles may impact pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility, and how cities can remain or become safe and vibrant places […]

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July 27, 2017 11:55 AMCategory: Physical Activity

Advancements in measuring bicycle and pedestrian accessibility

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Measures of destination accessibility by automobile and transit are growing in use. Virginia, for example, evaluates both in project prioritization. Yet measures of bicycle and pedestrian accessibility have taken longer to implement, largely because of added complexities and data deficiencies. People on bikes and on foot are much more sensitive to the types of facilities […]

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January 9, 2017 2:49 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Turning Data into Action

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What do we mean when we say the walking movement? After 12 months of studying a selection of indicators to measure the movement, America Walks is excited to be able to release information on the growth of the walking movement and how data measuring its progress can be used to spur future action. Register here!

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January 9, 2017 2:48 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Creating Vibrant Communitites with the Community in Mind: Development and Gentrification

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Displacement and concerns of gentrification are at the center of many debates about placemaking and development. How do we serve as responsible stewards of communities while also promoting positive change? Learn some of the successful techniques and skills recommended to address these challenges. Register here!

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January 9, 2017 2:47 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement

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Champions of the walking movement come from different backgrounds, sectors and viewpoints. Learn how by working together, we are stronger than ever. Register here!  

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