The Global Walkability Index 2006

Would you like to get a feel for GPS (Global Positioning Systems) & GIS (Geographical Information Systems) tools and do a walkabout in DC to help the TUDTR Unit pilot a project that will enable the World Bank to evaluate just how ‘walkable’ our global cities are?

Then the Youth 2 Youth Community & The World Bank Group’s Transport & Urban Development Unit invite you to be a part of the Global Walkability Index 2006 Pilot Project, Saturday, July 23rd, 2005, 10:30 am at ‘Teaism’, 2009 R Street, Washington D.C.

The TUDTR Unit is piloting the Global Walkability Index Project right here in DC, and invites members of the Y2Y Community at the Bank to assist with this project. The success of the pilot will help enable the TUDTR Unit to implement the Global Walkability Index 2006 Project in developing cities such as Hanoi in Vietnam and Xian in China.

Here’s the plan — Volunteers will meet at Teaism on Saturday, July 23rd, 10:30 am and get together for a project briefing & brunch hosted by the TUDTR Unit. Holly Krambeck, TUDTR & Sarath Guttikunda, ESSD will be your Survey leads. During the Project briefing, volunteers will be grouped into teams of two to three people. Each team will be assigned to a different neighborhood to conduct physical infrastructure and pedestrian surveys using GPS, GIS, Survey tools and Digital Cameras (if you own one).

Once the survey is complete, the results will be utilized to build survey tools for booming cities in developing countries. Below you will find a map for our brunch & briefing venue – Teaism. In total, the day will not last more than five hours. The event is for a good cause and should be a great learning experience!

Please bring a Digital Camera if you have one, & Walking shoes! The rain date is Sunday, July 24, same time – same place. If you’d like to be part of this pilot project, please RSVP with Holly Krambeck (hkrambeck at worldbank dot org).

1 Comment so far

  1. Holly (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 12:31 pm

    A couple of things that might clarify the posting

    — TUDTR stands for Transport and Urban Development Unit (the letters do not match, I know that’s just what it stands for)

    — Y2Y stands for Youth to Youth, an organization founded by young Bank staffers to help young ‘uns fight through the bureaucracy and get good ideas off the ground.

    — The event is open to anyone interested in walkability and is not limited to Bank staff.

    Cheers,

    Holly



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