Road to Recovery Webinar – Behavioral Science 101:
How Human Decision-Making Will Affect the Post-COVID World
presented by the Eno Center for Transportation
Watch the recording here: Behavioral Science 101
June 24, 2020 – Behavioral scientists have been studying how people make transportation decisions and how we can get them to make choices that are better for health, the environment, and traffic safety. But how does that change during a pandemic? In this webinar, Dr. Ashley Whillans of Harvard Business School shared insights about how a better understanding of human decision-making can help us navigate our way forward in a pandemic. She also discussed behavioral principles and how they can help us prevent a massive shift to drive-alone trips, while enhancing the safe use of transit and bicycling. Behavioral science can help people thrive while working from home and improve compliance with public health recommendations for transit users. Speakers:
Brianne Eby, Senior Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation
Ashley Whillans, PhD., Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
Jessica Roberts, Principal + Programs Manager, Alta Planning + Design, Inc.
Walkability and Health: Building Strong, Vibrant and Resilient CommunitiesPart II: Street Design and Placemaking
presented by the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network
Watch the recording here: Walkability and Health Part 2
June 25, 2020 – The Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network presented the second part of a series on the connection between walkable communities and public health. 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.
Dan Burden, Mark Fenton and Danielle Schaeffner of Blue Zones examined the details of street designs and places that work for all. They shared important design features that will help the nation become more focused on people, to be more inclusive, to repair mistakes made to public streets built in the past.
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