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.

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