Mark Fenton, Senior Consultant 

Areas of focus: Public health, planning and transportation

Based in Boston, Massachusetts

Mark Fenton is a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant who conducts two-day Healthy Community Design Summits, is an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and is former host of the “America’s Walking” series on PBS television.  He’s author of numerous books including the best selling “Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness” (Lyons Press, 2nd edition 2008).  Mark was a facilitator for the walkable community workshop series of the National Center for Bicycling and Walking; he now provides technical training and community planning as an independent consultant, including as Senior Advisor to the WALC Institute. He studied biomechanics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was a researcher at the Olympic Training Center’s Sports Science Laboratory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and manager of Reebok’s Human Performance Laboratory.  He’s a vocal advocate for non-motorized transportation, a frequent consultant on bicycle and pedestrian community plans and recognized authority on public health issues and the need for community, environmental, and public-policy initiatives to encourage more walking, bicycling and transit use.