Walk21 conference

The 10th International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities

New York City Department of Transportation is proud to host the 10th annual Walk21 conference, Walk21 New York City, 2009.

The conference will take place at New York University in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, from Wednesday, October 7th to Friday, October 9th, 2009

It is going to be a very exciting conference in a city that is working hard to create more walkable communities across its streets and public spaces.  We look forward to bringing together a rich and diverse group of professionals, politicians, academics and public advocates through this conference to celebrate achievements for walking around the world, to share what works in New York City and places like it, and to bring walking into the mainstream of politics, planning, investment and delivery.

In the current context of the challenges facing our economies, the environment, our social health and welfare, walking remains at the heart of solutions and opportunities for redress.  The themes for Walk21 2009 reflect these critical times and the conference seeks to provide guidance and inspiration to support the development of walkable environments and to establish walking as a dynamic part of modern living.

The themes are:

  • Theme 1: Walkable communities are sustainable communities
  • Theme 2: Paved with gold: investing in the public realm for a successful city
  • Theme 3: There is more to walking than walking; design strategies for urban quality
  • Theme 4: Fit cities: community design for active living

We will be hosting pre- and post-conference workshops, training seminars, walking tours and other activities in addition to the core days.  The conference will include plenaries, breakouts, posters, walkshops and opportunities for side meetings and spontaneous gatherings and debate.

We look forward to seeing you in New York and celebrating the 10th Walk21 international conference! Stay in touch on our website: http://www.walk21.com

Event Dates: 
Wed, 7 Oct 2009 : 8:00 am
New York

About Us

Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.

We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.

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