Event Details
Event Title Let’s Walk! Engaging Community Members in Walk Audits to Create Safer and More Accessible Communities
Location The Front of Graham Memorial
Sponsor Carolina Center for Public Service
Date/Time 02/29/2024 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
For more information, contact the event administrator: Macy Green macyag@unc.edu
Event Presenters
Name Title  
Judit Alvarado
Edith de Jesus Sanchez
Jessica Colon Program Coordinator, Fairview Youth in Action Program
Molly De Marco UNC FFORC Lead
Seth Lajeunnesse Senior Research Associate, (UNC) Highway Safety Research Center
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Walk audits are an invaluable tool to engage community members to evaluate and advocate for improvements to their neighborhoods that foster safer and more accessible spaces for people of all ages and abilities to be active. In this workshop, organizers will share how passionate young people in the Fairview Youth in Action program, a summer high school internship sponsored by UNC FFORC, have leveraged walk audits to advocate for tangible changes such as sidewalks, crosswalks, shade trees and lighting, to their neighborhood in Hillsborough, NC. Attendees will then participate in an interactive walk audit around campus to gain firsthand experience in assessing walkability and learn strategies to improve active living in their own communities. **Please note, the walk audit process will be accessible for attendees who are wheelchair users or use assisted mobility devices.

A Carolina Engagement Week Event
Carolina Engagement Week is your chance to explore the impact of community-driven partnerships powered by state and local community leaders and Carolina researchers. By attending one or more sessions, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of the methods and collaborative approaches that are working effectively throughout different parts of North Carolina. You can also identify new opportunities to engage in community initiatives around the state designed to create social and economic impact.


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