In this episode, I reconnect with
Darcy Kitching a Boulder-based doctoral candidate researching kid-friendly communities and an Active Towns Ambassador

We discuss her dissertation research, the upcoming Boulder Walk360 events that she leads each year, and her advocacy work in the Streets Are For People movement

Video version of this episode

So excited to welcome back Darcy Kitching for an update on her doctoral dissertation research on the topic of creating kid-friendly communities, her upcoming edition of the Boulder Walk360 event, and her efforts to grow the Streets Are For People movement in Boulder, Colorado.

Helpful Links (note that some may include affiliate links to help me support the channel):
– Tern HSD e-assist cargo bike
– James Rojas – Place It
– Growing Up Boulder
– Tim Gill episode
– Jeff Speck episode
– Charles “Chuck” Marohn episode
– Chuck Marohn – Strong Towns: A bottom-Up Revolution to Build American Prosperity
– Chuck Marohn –  Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town
– Not Just Bikes video on what a STROAD is
– Will Norman’s episode
– Curbing Traffic – Melissa & Chris Bruntlett
– Open Streets video
– Darcy’s Best Urban Hikes Boulder book
– Growing Up Boulder
– Walk2Connect Collective
– Boulder Vision Zero
My Walk360 video
Boulder Ramblers

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All video and audio production by John Simmerman

– Intro and Outro mixed by John Simmerman
– Video Clip background music licensed through https://www.musicbed.com/

Resources used during the production of this episode:
– My awesome recording platform is Ecamm
– Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Studio Equipment:
– Main MIcrophone Sennheiser Pro Audio MKH416-P48U3
– Rode RODECaster Pro Podcast Production Studio
– Additional Microphone – Shure MV7
– Camera – Sony ZV-E10 (currently sold out)
– Lens – Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
– Elgato Cam Link 4k
– Elgato Streamdeck XL*
– Elgato Streamdeck (*you may not need the XL)

Editing Computer System:
– Apple MacBook Pro 16″ 2021 M1 Pro
– LG 34WP88C-B 34-inch Curved 21:9 UltraWide QHD (3440×1440) IPS Display with Ergo Stand

All video, audio, and music production by me, John Simmerman

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Hi Everyone, my name is John Simmerman.

I’m a health promotion professional with over 30 years of experience and my area of concentration has evolved into a specialization of how the built environment influences human behavior related to active living and especially active mobility.

In 2012 I launched the non-profit Advocates for Healthy Communities as an effort to help promote and create healthy, active places.

Since that time I’ve been exploring, documenting, and profiling established, emerging, and aspiring Active Towns wherever they might be, in order to produce high-quality multimedia content to help inspire the creation of more safe and inviting, environments that promote a “Culture of Activity” for “All Ages & Abilities”.

My Active Towns suite of channels feature my original video and audio content and reflections, including a selection of podcast episodes and short films profiling the positive and inspiring efforts happening around the world as I am able to experience and document them.

Thanks for tuning in, I hope you find this content helpful.

Creative Commons License: Attributions, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives, 2022

Advocates for Healthy Communities, Inc. is a nonprofit 501c3 organization (EIN 45-3802508) dedicated to helping communities create a Culture of Activity. Any donations collected are used specifically to support the organization’s mission.

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