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Active By Design Summit

Join leaders from more than a dozen north and northwest suburban communities in a discussion with local and national experts on the safety, health, economic, environmental and social benefits of designing communities that promote physical activity.

Summit speakers will include nationally renowned active transportation advocate Mark Fenton and Eric Chehab, MD of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute.  A panel of local community leaders will present complete street enhancements in their hometowns and strategies for funding healthier places for walking and bicycling. This summit is intended for local city and municipal government officials, school and park district representatives, and those interested in learning more about active community design. Registration is required for this free event.

Fenton is a national public health, planning and transportation consultant, an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and former host of the "America's Walking" series on PBS television. He is the author of numerous books including the best selling "Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness.” To see Fenton in action discussing the four elements of healthy community design and how the “Three P’s” - program, project and policy – impact change, see this short video:

Eric Chehab, MD is an orthopedic surgeon with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and the clinical lead of IBJI's OrthoHealth Program.

This event is sponsored by Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, hosted by the Chicago Botanic Garden and facilitated by Go Green Wilmette, Wilmette Citizens for Active Transportation and the Consortium of North Suburban Environmental Groups (CONSEG.)

Earlier Event: September 15
Female Athlete Seminar
Later Event: February 11
IBJI Running Clinic - Highland Park