Green Avenues

From Strong Community Planning, Architecture and Advocacy to Sustainable Materials and Methods

Hear how a western city links recreational and commerce areas with non-motorized transportation facilities.

Moderator: Susan Moerschel, Manager, Park Resource Office, Delaware State Parks - Speakers: Blake Theisen, Project Manager/Park Planner, Schreiber Anderson Assoc., Inc.; Penni Klein, Public Lands Director, City of Middleton, WI; David Bartoo, Trail Planner, Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation; Thomas “Chip” Kneavel, Trail Crew Chief, Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation; Dan Harding, Associate Professor of Architecture, Director, Community Research and Design Center, Clemson University

Using examples from Montana, Delaware, and Wisconsin this session will explore community planning, advocacy, sustainable building materials, and environmentally sensitive design and construction methods. Hear how a western city links recreational and commerce areas with non-motorized transportation facilities. Understand ways to ignite citizen involvement. Innovative construction materials and techniques will be showcased that achieve sustainable, accessibility, and environmental goals.

Slow Down, Walk, and Listen

The author walked over 4,000 miles from his home in Chadds Ford, PA to New Orleans and San Francisco. His goals were to learn something about his own behavior and beliefs, and also to learn about the lives and beliefs of the people he met along the way.

River Walk to Creekfront: Community Perseverance Pays Off

Downtown San Antonio's River Walk draws over nine million visitors per year.

Trail Planning, Design & Development Guidelines

This 300-page spiral-bound publication, several years in the making, provides a first-ever comprehensive "how-to" guidebook for developing all types of recreational trails.

Blackwater Heritage State Trail, Florida

The westernmost rail trail in Florida, it extends from the historic town of Milton north to US Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The trail passes through pine woods, a cypress/bay swamp, and an area of white-topped pitcher plants. An unpaved equestrian trail parallels a segment of the paved trail.