As America responds to the coronavirus pandemic, how do physical distancing, stay-at-home orders, and a slower economy impact walking and walkability? This webinar will discuss why it’s especially important to stay active right now, how new policies and practices can help you do so safely, and what the national walking movement might learn from the crisis. This webinar is intended for those who are familiar with topics and issues related to walking and walkability.
Attendees of this webinar will:
Learn the importance of staying active during these times
Hear examples of how people are sharing streets to stay safe and keep physical distance while walking in the time of coronavirus
Hear from professionals who are advocating for policy and practice changes during this time and how it can lead to permanent change in our communities
Allison Arieffis Editorial Director of the Bay Area-based urban planning and policy think tank, SPURand was the 2018 recipient of the AIGA Steven Heller Award for Cultural Commentary. She has written about design architecture and cities for the MIT Technology Review, Metropolis, City Lab, Wired and others and is the author of several books including Prefab and Trailer Travel: A Visual History of Mobile America.
James F. Sallis, Ph.D is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine and Public Health at University of California San Diego and Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. His research interests are promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, nutrition, and obesity. He has authored over 700 scientific publications and is one of the world’s most cited authors.
Don Kostelec, AICP, is a 17-year professional in transportation planning, health analysis and comprehensive planning. His specialty areas include: The Americans with Disabilities Act, Transportation Policy & Finance, Health Impact Assessment, Active Transportation Design, Complete Streets, and Governance. He is applying and researching walkability and health through various projects throughout the United States.