Wednesday, September 13
An interactive session for participates to learn how to plan for and host a community walkability workshop that leads to local action planning. Attendees will be led on a walk and talk through how to strategically organize a walk, develop an invitation list and select a route that highlights a representative example of the communities built environment. The session format will provide an opportunity to practice leading a workshop and for peer-to-peer learning.
Workshop attendees will be:
- Able to explain the purpose and benefits of community walkability workshops (“walkshops”).
- Able to explain the principles of a walkable community
- Able to explain the steps in planning for and hosting a strategic community walkability workshop.
- Able to plan walking route in their community that represents the existing conditions and a workgroup agenda.
- Ellen Pillsbury, AICP, Active Transportation Coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Health
- Jasna Hadzic-Stanek, Transportation Planner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
- Annie Harala, Northeast Minnesota Regional Statewide Health Improvement partnership (SHIP) Coordinator, Healthy Northland
- Chris Kimber, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)