Making it the Next Success Story
This presentation will provide participants with a framework that integrates effective strategies for consensus building, planning, and design.
Moderator: Steve Cote, PE, AICP, Senior Project Manager/Senior Planner, Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc. - Speakers: Sara Huie, PE, Trail Planner and Designer, RS&H, Brandi Peck, Transportation Engineer, Douglas County, Georgia, Department of Transportation; Ron Sill, RLA, LEED AP, Community Design Leader, RS&H; Tim Witsil, Design Visualization Director, RS&H
Developing a great trail vision is one thing – making it a reality is another! This presentation will provide participants with a framework that integrates effective strategies for consensus building, planning, and design. It will also present comprehensive trail planning elements that can be implemented to support “green” infrastructure. Examples from successful real-world projects will be referenced, including one’s dealing with: coordination with key partners and communities, early identification of potential fatal flaws, and communicating the value of successful trail projects. The presentation will demonstrate that a holistic approach to implementing trail projects will help minimize challenges, while capitalizing on each community’s unique assets.
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