Why Johnny Can't Walk to School

Why Johnny Can't Walk to School

Environmental Protection Agency

Constance Beaumont is Director of State and Local Policy at the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), and author of the NTHP report "Why Johnny Can't Walk to School." She will explain how public
policy sometimes promotes school sprawl at the expense of vibrant neighborhoods through policies such
as acreage and siting standards, and school funding structure. Her talk will describe how small community
centered schools, that have anchored older neighborhoods for generations, are being replaced by large
schools on large campuses accessible only by car or bus. She will discuss recent policy innovations aimed
at overcoming these problems, and she will describe how parents and communities are mobilizing to save
and modernize historic schools so that they meet state of the art standards.

The lecture was originally scheduled for September 2001. This event will occur Tuesday, January 15 at
the National Building Museum. The lecture is free and registration is not required.

Related Link: Smart Growth Network

For more information contact:

Carlton Eley
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. (1808)
DC 20460

Phone: 202-260-7154
Fax: 202-260-0174
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/

Posted December 31, 2001

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