Walking the Walk: How Cities and Universities Can Work Together to Increase Access to Physical Activity

This presentation is part of the Safe Routes to School Planning and Engagement Session.

This session will share an example of a successful and creative partnership between an instructor from the University of Central Oklahoma and a city planner from Oklahoma City. College students learned how the built environment influences walking behaviors and public health. Student-gathered data greatly increased the amount of useful data that guide local government decisions to improve the pedestrian realm. This session can assist those with an interest in collaboration between universities and cities to improve walkability. Multiple perspectives (city planner, instructor, and students), project tools, grading criteria, and lessons learned will be shared.

Presenters

  • Jamie Dunnington, Instructor, University of Central Oklahoma and John Tankard, Associate , The City of Oklahoma City
  • Kate Mohr, Community/Public Health student, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Tyler Scullawl, Community/Public Health student, University of Central Oklahoma

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