Walkability and Health: Building Strong, Vibrant and Resilient Communities
The first of a multi-part series
June 11, 2020
Last week, we joined the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network as two of the nation’s leading walkability experts, Dan Burden and Mark Fenton of Blue Zones, described a significant new canvas for the health of the built environment, with wide application to communities across the nation.
The connection between walkable communities and public health was already at the center of planning discussion in many communities before the Covid-19 pandemic prompted many cities to close public streets for pedestrian use. Making use of their combined 70 years of experience on walkability and health issues in more than 3,000 communities, Mr. Burden and Mr. Fenton shared a set of street design tools and techniques as the first of a multi-part series on walk audits they will present at a later date.
We are pleased to share the Recorded Webinar and Presentation Slides below with you.
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