Ever complained about overflowing trash bins, broken sidewalks, potholes? There’s an app for that!
Join us for a panel discussion with representatives from three organizations that help citizens report issues in the built environment to the appropriate authorities. They’ll talk about the technologies they have developed and the ways that smart phones are changing how citizens interact with governments.
• See Click Fix – a New Haven based start-up that works with municipalities large and small and community organizations to collect reports from citizens.
Winchester is taking a look at how to revitalize its town center. Major grants are funding several planning endeavors alongside the redevelopment of the Winchester commuter rail station, including a partnership with WalkBoston to improve pedestrian accessibility in the town center area.
Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone has over the past several years spearheaded large−scale projects designed to make Somerville more walkable with the aim of improving the health, safety and economy of the city.
January 11 was the first morning since October 31 that we woke up to enough snow that we had to scrape off our windshields. And even then, it was only dusting. Still, it's only a matter of time. Like every other New England community, we need to be to face the elements as safely and efficiently as possible.
GOLDEN SHOE AWARD PRESENTATION
Energize Everett | Creative ways to get Everett moving and eating well
Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan Foundation | innovative funder for walking
Victoria Danberg, Newton Alderman | sidewalk snow clearance champion
SPEAKER REGINA BENJAMIN | US SURGEON GENERAL
Introduced by David Dizon | Goody Clancey
Introduced in 2010 to promote the theme “Good Walking is Good Business,” the Walkers' Choice Award honors the business community’s efforts in creating lively, walker-friendly places. The Walkers' Choice Award recognizes businesses, retailers, or institutions that go above and beyond the basics to create lively and inviting environments for pedestrians. People who walk know that life takes place on foot.