Thursday, September 14
The outdoors offers beautiful places to walk and be physically active. This session will explore how communities can engage with parks, trails, and other outdoor spaces to encourage walking and other forms of physical activity.
Moderator: Matt Norris, Senior Associate-Content, Urban Land Institute
For more information on the individual presentations of this session, click on the links below.
- Cinthia De La Rosa, Project Coordinator, Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Centers, Center for Health Equity, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygien, “Walking the East Harlem Community Walking Trail: A Mechanism to Advocate for Improvements to the Streetscape and Social Cohesion”
- Jen Udler, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker, Walking Therapy, “Walking, Nature, and Therapy. Getting up off the Freudian Couch, and Onto Nature’s Path of Healing”
- Rachel Banner, Program Manager, National Recreation and Park Association, “Safe Routes to Parks: Engaging Your Community”
- Soren Jensen, Executive Director, Midtown Greenway Coalition, “Equity and Bike/Walk Trails: Building trails is Not Enough”