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Public webinar – Walkable Streets: Theory, Possibility & Practice

20 August 2020
| Free
Experts working in the field of walkability in Ireland present a variety of rich perspectives on the theme of ‘Walkable Streets’

Are you a school, parent, national authority professional, or active travel activist interested in the promotion and realisation of walkable streets? This Public Webinar on the development of walkable streets is for you. Register today on Eventbrite for the August 20th online event and block 15:00 – 16:00 in your diary!

About this Event

In the second of the Green-Schools Public Webinar Series, four professionals working in distinct areas relating to the development of walkable streets will present a variety of perspectives: theoretical, possible and practical.

Speaking from a theoretical point of view on walkable streets, Dr. Lorraine D’Arcy of TU Dublin will present theories of behaviour change and walking drawing on her PhD research and academic expertise. Next, exploring and arguing for the ‘possible’, Green-Schools Infrastructure Officer Trevor Keppel will present ‘Safe to School’, an ideas document prepared by Green-Schools for schools, parents and local authorities that presents a range of measures that can assist in safe return to school. Likewise on the theme of ‘possibility’, Aaron Copeland of a ‘A Playful City’ team will explain the concept and processes of ‘A Playful City’ and present some depth on the idea and potential of ‘School Streets’. Translating ideas into action, to conclude, Green-Schools Travel Officer Fiona Barry will present on the ‘practice’ of school walkability audits – a process that is evolving at present with the use of GIS mapping systems.

This webinar is intended for the general public, school staff, local and national authority professionals, active travel/public realm activists, councillors, and anyone with a personal, civic and/or professional interest in the promotion and realisation of walkable streets.