Presenting Quantified Community at #WalkHackNight August 20, Transportation Techies Meetup

Presenting Quantified Community at #WalkHackNight August 20, Transportation Techies Meetup

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

Very Accurately Quoted in BBC’s “Forget standing meetings, try this instead”

Very Accurately Quoted in BBC's "Forget standing meetings, try this instead"

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”

Designing our environment for population health

Designing our environment for population health

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→

Car-Free Generation Y, Washington, DC #ActiveTransportation

Car-Free Generation Y, Washington, DC #ActiveTransportation

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

Video: My intro to my largest walking meeting ever – Walking Summit 2013

Video: My intro to my largest walking meeting ever - Walking Summit 2013

I didn’t realize this had been posted until a small bird told me – thanks Kate Ellington (@kateellington)! I am talking really fast because: I had 5 minutes to help 500 people leave a hotel basement to start a walking meeting I needed to get them back on time, otherwise I’d never get to throw … Continue reading Video: My intro to my largest walking meeting ever – Walking Summit 2013

Just Read: Walkable Urban Places – Boston poised to surpass Washington, DC?

Just Read: Walkable Urban Places - Boston poised to surpass Washington, DC?

This  new report, continuing on 2012’s “The WalkUP Wake-Up Call” (see: Now Reading: Walking and walkable urban places will drive an economic as well as a health renaissance | Ted Eytan, MD), goes beyond celebration of Washington, DC as the national model for walkable urban places (WalkUPs – get it?), to look at impact of WalkUPs … Continue reading Just Read: Walkable Urban Places – Boston poised to surpass Washington, DC?

Innovation Learning Network Day 2: Another Massive Walking Meeting

Innovation Learning Network Day 2: Another Massive Walking Meeting

Another day at the Center for Total Health, another massive walking meeting. This one ended up at the United States Supreme Court (@USSupremeCourt), where we stood on the steps of one of the best innovations ever. When we plan these it never seems like it’s going to work to have an entire event center full … Continue reading Innovation Learning Network Day 2: Another Massive Walking Meeting