THE GOAL IS SIMPLE: Build communities that support a healthier, more physically active population, and more sustainable and enjoyable lifestyles. Active community designs lead to economically, environmentally, and socially thriving cities, towns, and neighborhoods where people of all ages, abilities, and incomes lead long, vibrant lives.
An engaging and educational workshop led by public health and planning consultant Mark Fenton, discusses opportunities and details the attributes of more walkable, bicycle-friendly settings, and the successes of specific communities. The goal is to transform Reston into an even more engaging and healthy community where walking, biking, public transportation and social interactivity are cornerstones of our daily lives.
Mr. Fenton was the host of the PBS series “America’s Walking” and is an advocate for healthy design for communities, with the simple message that smart design can result in healthy habits. He works with organizations and communities around the country to build environments, policies, and programs that help to create places where more people walk, bicycle, and take transit more of the time.