Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 2-3 p.m. EDT
This webinar discussed the connection between transportation and health and gave insight into the specific process one community used to fund programs and how the programs are implemented from start to finish. It also highlighted how advocacy and community organizing are used to move projects forward.
Listen to the recorded webinar.
Moderator: Megan Wier, MPH
(Lead Staff, Health, Transportation and Equity at San Francisco Department of Public Health)
• Leslie Meehan, AICP
(Director of Healthy Communities, Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization)
Leslie will provide a better understanding of the process used to fund transportation programs in Nashville. She will also share how a project is moved forward from start to finish, including: “permit” process; how projects get developed; how projects get technical assistance to incorporate health; how metropolitan planning organizations evaluate projects and promote health.
• Scott Bricker
(Executive Director, America Walks)
Scott will discuss advocacy and community organizing as tools to move projects forward. He will provide examples of communities that have improved walkability and active transportation through organized efforts.