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Evaluating Walking Environments Using Audits – A Comparison and Discussion

Walkability audits can be used to achieve a number of objectives. This webinar reviews three examples of walkability audits conducted in Southern Ontario and outlines the different audit frameworks and methodologies. Examples of how the audits were used to initiate varying degrees of change in the built environment were shared.

By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • have an increased understanding of what a walkability audit can look like and what it can be used for,
  • be familiar with how a walkability audit can be used as an engagement tool, and
  • gain a better understanding of what other webinar participants have done regarding evaluation of walking environments.


Paul Young, Urban Designer and Health Promoter at Public Space Workshop. As a landscape architect and urban designer Paul has designed streets, trails, and parks for both public and private sector clients.  He is also a health promoter at the South Riverdale Community Health Center in Toronto where he works to engage people in planning for a healthier community. Combining the two skill sets, Paul conducts workshops and planning studies to improve walking, cycling, and accessibility. His work includes policy review, planning, and design with a focus on active transportation and stakeholder engagement.

Note: This webinar was originally delivered and recorded through the Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) on February 26, 2016.


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