Start: September 20, 2017 8:30 am
End: September 22, 2017 5:30 pm

Venue: University of Calgary

Walk21 is an international organization that supports and promotes walking, and hosts the only international conference series about walking. (In case you’re wondering, the ’21’ refers to walking in the 21st century.) Through its partnership of professionals, Walk21 seeks to encourage and support walking as a part of daily transport, recreation and health through effective policies, programs and planning.

Since the conference series began in 2000, Walk21 has played a valuable role in the promotion of walking internationally, showcasing cities, publishing best practices, and developing new initiatives and partnerships. And this year it’s in Canada!

From September 19-22, 2017, Walk21 Calgary will draw academia, citizens, policy-makers, urban planners, healthcare professionals, and local leaders who are invested in fostering healthy and vibrant communities. International delegates will experience Calgary’s emerging walkability, discuss how walking transforms rapidly growing cities, and be exposed to new ideas about how walking can connect people and communities.

Join Green Action Centre staff at Walk21 in Calgary where they will not only be attending but also presenting at the conference. Shoni Madden from our Active & Safe Routes to School program will be presenting on “How to Advocate for Children’s Mobility Using Technology and Evaluation”, and Jamie Hilland, as chair of the National Active & Safe Routes to School Working Group, will be actively involved in a pre-conference session regarding creation of a National Active Transportation Strategy for Canada.

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