Workshop at Walk21 conference
in Dublin, 19 September 2022

The draft programme of the Dublin pre-conference workshop is available below



Measuring Walking:
New smart tools and what can be done with good walking data

Despite many efforts worldwide to include walking in the metrics of healthy community design, urban/transportation planning and policy processes there are still many gaps when it comes to data collection for walking and sojourning. 
At the same time new technologies and smart tools are emerging providing us with increasing opportunities to measure walking more accurately, more easily and more efficiently. The bottleneck is more and more shifted to the adequate application and implementation of the walking data. Thus, the main two questions this pre-conference workshop wants to address are:
1) Which new smart tools are already available to measure walking in all its aspects? Which smart tools are required in the future?
2) How can the new smart tools be applied in practice? How can we encourage in general the use of good/more walking data?

We hope for a rich debate on new smart tools coming from the field of social sciences, engineering, sport and physical activity as well as others. The workshop offers an opportunity to debate how these tools can be implemented in cities and communities globally and how they can inform the 36 indicators that were developed during the last pre-conference workshop 2019 in Rotterdam.

Draft programme

Please find the draft programme of the pre-conference workshop on Measuring Walking for download below.

Date and time

The workshop will take place on

Monday, 19 September, 10:30-17:00

at TU Dublin in the Gallery Room in Linenhall, exact location see here as it is tucked away a little bit off the street.

Please note: this workshop does not take place at EPIC and starts earlier than the other workshops.


Session results

The results and presentations of the session will be provided after the event.