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published Mar 2021

Lower Saluda Greenway Feasibility Study

The purpose of the Lower Saluda Greenway, a proposed 10.5-mile multi-use paved path along the north side of the Lower Saluda River, is to increase safe access to nearby parks, trails, and destinations, aid in short-trip multimodal travel, and increase regional connectivity and unity between the Lexington and Irmo areas with the communities of Columbia, West Columbia, and Cayce.


published Dec 2016

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks

by Federal Highway Administration

The Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks report is a resource and idea book intended to help small towns and rural communities support safe, accessible, comfortable, and active travel for people of all ages and abilities.


published May 2019

The Urban-Rural Continuum and Connections

View this keynote presentation from the National Urban Extension Conference held in Seattle, Washington.


published Apr 2018

Bridging the Urban-Rural Economic Divide

It’s time for the narrative to shift from urban vs. rural to a shared economic future. Bridging the economic divide between urban and rural areas will require states, regions and localities to understand and bolster the relationship between urban and rural areas in economically meaningful and strategic ways.


published Jun 2022

Advancing Trails to Support Multimodal Networks

by Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

This info brief provides a fresh look at the current state of practice for trail development, reflecting new research and showing the growing applications of trails in every type of environment and community.


published Jan 2023

Walk Audit ToolKit

by AARP

A self-service guide for assessing a community’s walkability.


published Nov 2021

Great Allegheny Passage Economic Impact Report

by Great Allegheny Passage Conservancy

This report was developed by Fourth Economy in partnership with the Great Allegheny Passage Conservancy (formerly the Allegheny Trail Alliance). Research was conducted between the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021.


published Jan 2023

The Pop-Up Placemaking Tool Kit

by Team Better Block, AARP

Projects that inspire change — and improve communities for people of all ages


published Dec 2022

Alaska’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) 2023-2027

by Alaska State Parks

Outdoor recreation is vital to the lives and livelihoods of Alaskans. The state’s stunning wild landscapes, vast expanses of public land, productive ecosystems, vital cultural traditions, and four seasons of outdoor adventure position Alaska to be a world leader in outdoor recreation.


published Sep 2011

The Jobs Case for Conservation

This report from the Center for American Progress looks at recent research on the direct, indirect, and induced jobs created by the conservation economy—recreation, renewable energy, restoration, and sustainable land management.