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Straight from the Source: Measuring Walkability: The Health Question

Date: 
May 7, 2013 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm EDT
Location: 
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, 55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142-1093
RITA Office: 
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

Ann ForsythAnn Forsyth
Professor of Urban Planning
Director of the Masters in Urban Planning Program
Harvard University

Does the design of a neighborhood affect the level of a person's physical activity? Do people who live in more compact areas get more physical activity than those who live in sprawling neighborhoods?

Join Ann Forsyth, professor of urban planning and director of the Masters in Urban Planning program at Harvard University, at Volpe for our next Straight from the Source event.

Ann Forsyth, professor of urban planning and director of the Masters in Urban Planning program at Harvard University, works on the social aspects of physical planning and urban development.

Trained in planning and architecture, Forsyth's research focuses on analyzing the success of planned alternatives to sprawling communities. Forsythe has done studies on suburban design, walkability, affordable housing, social diversity, and appropriate green space. Forsyth has created a number of tools and methods in planning.

Featuring today's thought leaders in transportation, Straight from the Source is an engaging speaker series that enables a stimulating information exchange on emerging and future transportation issues. The transportation community is invited to join the conversation. For further information, please contact Ellen Bell, director of strategic initiatives for research and innovation.