Franklin, Indiana Walkability Audit and WalkShop 2017

APA Indiana Chapter


Friday, March 10, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. CST

Franklin, IN, United States

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Through a grant provided by the National Association of REALTORS and the partnership of MIBOR REALTOR Association, Samatha Thomas and Dan Burden of BlueZones will be conducting a walkability audit of the US-31 corridor in Franklin, IN and teaching a workshop that will benefit planners and elected officials across the Central Indiana region. 


The purpose of the WalkShop will be to highlight best practices across the country in promoting Smart Growth development and comprehensive planning. Dan and Samatha will bring their wealth of knowledge to answer questions about how walkability impacts economic and community development, what communities with cul-de-sac developments can do to integrate higher density connections, and why walkability is important for the overall quality of life.


Planning officials from across the region are invited to participate in this workshop which will include a short walking audit and a break out session in which community representatives will be able to address their own planning issues. The goal will be to learn best practices and how planners and elected officials can work together to achieve a higher level of health and vibrancy in their communities. 


We look forward to seeing you there!

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Dan Burden

Director of Innovation and Inspiration

Samantha Thomas

BlueZones Built Environment Catalyst

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Tish Mayfield,