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  • WNY Walks! Summit

    WNY Walks! Summit

    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    June 13, 2019-June 14, 2019

    120 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202

    120 Church St, Buffalo, NY 14202

    Come explore walking, walkability, and more at the WNY Walks! Walkability Summit! The event will address challenges and resources regarding walking and walkability in the Greater Buffalo Region including rural, urban, and suburban neighborhoods.

    Thursday June 13th

    10:00 AM Registration Opens

    10:45 AM-12:00 Noon Presentation- University at Buffalo: Make the Hooks Neighborhood Walkable Again (Optional Session/Open to the Public)

    Break- explore downtown, grab lunch

    1:00-2:00 PM Summit Opens: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Thomas of America Walks

    2:15-4:15PM Breakout Action Session- Participate in a Facilitated Team Brainstorming Session; choose rural, urban or suburban walkability

    5:00 PM Community Walk/Explore the Hook’s Neighborhood


    Friday June 14th

    9:00 AM Walk & Open Registration

    10:00 AM-12 Noon Networking Kurfuffle- Engage with Community Organizations to learn about initiatives, network, and build social capital

    Break- explore downtown, grab lunch

    1:00-2:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Amanda O’Rourke, CEO of 8-80 Cities

    2:00-3:00 PM Breakout Action Plan Workshop- Build on brainstorming session and create action plan to address walking and walkability in Greater Buffalo neighborhoods

    3:00-4:00 PM Presentations of Breakout Action Plans

    4:00-5:00 PM Summit Social Event, Initial Meeting of WNY Walks! Community Advocacy Consortium

    5:00-6:00: Summit Closing/Community Walk in the Hook’s Neighborhood

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Phil Haberstro, Executive Director
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Buffalo, NY  14202

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