Join America Walks Sept. 8,  1-2 p.m. Eastern for a review and discussion of Angie Schmitt’s new book, Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America. Angie was the long-time national editor at Streetsblog and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Bicycling, GOOD, and Landscape Architecture Magazine.

Right of Way documents the traffic violence that occurs daily on America’s streets and reveals the racist policies and practices that create this tragedy. The webinar will be hosted by Charles Brown, America Walks Board Member and senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, who wrote the foreword to the book.

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Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities – A conversation with author Andre Perry

Join America Walks for a conversation with Andre M. Perry about his book Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities. Dr. Perry gives an overview of five Black Majority cities and provides detailed analysis of how the assets and strengths of these places have been devalued. The book is both research and memoir. As we look for ways to address structural racism in community design, knowing and valuing the strengths and assets of black communities is essential. Dr. Perry provides a frame for doing just that. In this conversation, Dr. Perry will outline the multiple assets present in black communities and give direction on how to value them. Following his presentation, he will answer questions from the moderators and the attendees. Register

In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration Webinar

America Walks invites you to an intimate conversation with author Shane O’Mara on his new book, “In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration.” As a neuroscientist and walking advocate, O’Mara takes us on an evolutionary journey through how we started walking, the magical mechanics of it, and how we find our way around the world. It also explores walking in relation to repairing our mental and social health, sparking creativity, and how walking in concert can be coupled with critical policy change.

Research in Action: Trends in How Municipalities Are Addressing Increased Demand for Safe Public Space Webinar

This webinar will describe various strategies communities are implementing in response to increased demands for safe public space for walking and cycling during the COVID-19 crisis. Researchers at UNC’s  Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center will present on an effort to collect and analyze data on these strategies in order to identify community-based factors related to their adoption, impacts, long-term viability, and potential unintended consequence.  This webinar is intended for those just starting out on the walking path as well as those interested in learning more about the topic. More information and registration.