Join us to learn the fundamentals of walkability and what it takes to create connected, inclusive and healthy communities that are safe for all ages and abilities. This two-day event will feature renowned walkability expert Mark Fenton along with a walk audit facilitator training and national, state and local level speakers!
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by Mark Fenton12:15 PM
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by Mark Fenton02:30 PM
by Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter08:45 AM
by Mark Fenton09:00 AM
by Kate Kraft (Moderator), Emiko Atherton, David Kamp, Charles McKinney, G. Wade Walker10:10 AM
by Jeff Underwood, CEO and President, Lakeshore Foundation11:20 AM
by Mukul Malhotra11:50 AM
by Cathy S. Wright (Moderator), Hollie Cost, Frank Brocato, Darrell O’Quinn, Dr. Johnny L. Smith02:00 PM
by Ben Wieseman (Moderator), Keith M. Rawls, Carolyn Buck, Jane Reed Ross, James Fowler03:00 PM
We’re honored to have engaging national, state and local speakers, experts and innovators on the topic of walkability and inclusive community design!
A walk audit is a great way to identify the diverse needs of a community and generate user feedback. On Day 1 of the Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to be trained as a walk audit facilitator by renowned walkability expert, Mark Fenton.
The essence of inclusive community design touches all walks of life. This Summit is for those representing health, disability, planning, public works, parks & recreation, economic development, school, housing, transit, elected and appointed officials, researchers, business and advocacy.
Whether you use two feet or two wheels, everybody walks and there is no better way to explore your community and it’s needs than to go on a walk audit! All attendees will get an opportunity to experience a walk audit by trained facilitators.
Specific details about parking will be sent out to all attendees in advance of the Summit. Parking will be available in the UAB Alumni House parking lot as well as street parking and an additional nearby UAB parking lot.
Please submit all accommodation requests in advance by September 15, 2018 to Amy Rauworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-313-7487. Alternate formats of event materials are available upon request.
We do not have an event hotel but we have suggested hotels close to the event. The hotels we have suggested are: Homewood Suites by Hilton Birmingham Downtown near UAB, Home2Suites, Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB and Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB.
Walk audits will be done in groups of 12-15 people. You will have at least two trained group facilitators who will take you on a guided (up to 1 mile looped) walking route. Umbrellas will be available for rain or sun as well as safety vests. Please bring or wear comfortable shoes and attire for a 1 mile walking audit.
This Summit is for those working in health, disability, planning, public works, parks & recreation, economic development, school, housing, transit, elected and appointed officials, researchers, business and advocacy fields. We also welcome concerned citizens and others interested in the topic!
Thanks to the following sponsors for making this Summit possible!
UAB Alumni House
1301 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205