Promoting Walkability: Creating Safe and Active Neighborhoods | April 5


April 5, 2016
9:30am-12:30pm, 9:00am refreshments


Codman Square Health Center
Black Box Theater
637 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124


Wendy Landman and Adi Nochur, WalkBoston

What does it mean for a community to be "walkable" and how can we create neighborhoods that are safe, active, accessible and vibrant? Find out at this training geared towards Community Development Corporation staff, planners, architects, public health advocates, municipalities and other community groups that will explain the basics of how to design development projects and advocate for neighborhoods that promote walking and active living.

This training will include a walking component in the neighborhood where we will explore issues of walkability firsthand!

Topics to be covered include

  • The characteristics and benefits of a walkable community
  •  Engaging and working with residents around walkability
  • Integrating walkability into a development project
  • An overview of how to conduct a walk assessment of a neighborhood
  • Resources and opportunities for community groups and municipalities to promote more walkable neighborhoods

Guest Speakers Include:

  • Mike Chavez, Enterprise Rose Fellow, Fairmount Collaborative
  • David Queeley, Eco-Innovation Fellow, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • Marah Holland, Health Equity and Community Wellness Coordinator, Madison Park Development Corporation

Register Here