I was recently interviewed for this piece about active communities by the team at Alta Planning + Design: #WalkBikeForward with Ted Eytan – AP+D. Below are the unedited version of my comments (because disk space is cheap and I can have as much space as I want on my own feed). Enjoy, comments welcome.
This presentation was given to the American College of Preventive Medicine (@ACPM_HQ) Corporate Roundtable, meeting in Washington, DC, to introduce the Center, Social Innovation, and Total Health for individuals and communities. Continue reading→
Getting ready to go to Transportation Techies Meetup (@TechiesDC) this week for a very special (and requested) Walk Hack Night: Walk Hack Night is a show & tell of projects, apps and data visualizations about pedestrians and the walking experience. There tends to be less data about walking and the pedestrian experience relative to other … Continue reading Presenting Quantified Community at #WalkHackNight August 20, Transportation Techies Meetup
Forget standing meetings, try this instead, via @BBC_Capital “The most boring thing is sitting in a room and staring at someone for half an hour,” said Eytan. “If you tell me it’s a walking meting, it’s overall a bright spot in the day.” The quotes, including the one above, are accurate. The one correction is … Continue reading Very Accurately Quoted in BBC’s “Forget standing meetings, try this instead”
I told co-host Whitney Gray, PhD, LEED-AP, from Cannon Design (@CannonDesign) that when a doctor walks a community, they observe the people walking around. She told me when real estate developers do, they repaint the skyline in their minds. What a cool job (in a greener grass kind of way). Continue reading→
Far fewer young adults commute to work in Washington, DC than do in the rest of the United States, with a much bigger drop compared to the rest of the country. You can access the full report here: Young Adults Then and Now – Census Explorer Thank you @census and @socialexplorer Also, see: Now Reading: … Continue reading Car-Free Generation Y, Washington, DC #ActiveTransportation