Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood Represents GeoSDH Group at Active Living Research Conference

PhD candidate Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood traveled to Orlando, FL earlier this month to participate in the 2020 Active Living Conference. Representing the GeoSDH team, she met and connected with other top researchers and decision makers and presented on her own work, which examines the links between micro-scale walkability and walking behavior. Her research suggests that altering certain micro-scale features of neighborhoods (such as benches, sidewalks, and trees) could be a relatively cost-effective way to create environments that are conducive to physical activity. 

The Active Living Conference describes itself as “the premier venue for policy-relevant research and cross-sector exchange among scientists, practitioners, and policy makers on how to study, create and sustain active living environments.” 

We’re excited that a member of our team was able to participate in the conference again this year and look forward to joining again in future years. 

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