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Growing China's National Trail

Learn about national trails efforts in China.

by Robert (Bob) Searns, Owner, Robert Searns and Associates, Inc., Nie Jian, General Manager

The trails movement is growing rapidly in China and has contributed great value to the nation: the livelihood of the people, economic, cultural, integration of the tourism industry and the promotion of healthy lifestyles and social harmony. Learn about national trails efforts in China: development and growth, status, construction methods, applications, and how to make each trail a unique experience. Also learn about fund raising efforts, ecological sustainability of trails, rescue, events, and local community economic growth.

View China's National Trail Presentation Online

View Trail Construction Presentation Online

About the Authors

Robert Searns has a four-decade history of visualizing, planning, and getting trails and greenway projects built. He was Project Director of Denver’s Platte River and Mary Carter Greenways—both national-award-wining projects. He helped plan the Grand Canyon National Park Greenway, played a key role on the Memphis Wolf River Greenway, and authored the Commerce City, CO Walk, Bike, Fit plan. He has written for Planning, Landscape Architecture, LA China, and American Trails Magazines and has served as Editor-in-Chief of Trails and Beyond Magazine. He chaired American Trails and was a founder of The World Trails Network as well as being a delegate to the America’s Great Outdoors White House conclave. His current book is Beyond Greenways: The Next Step For City Trails and Walking Routes, published in 2023 by Island Press. He resides, writes, hikes, and bikes near Denver, Colorado.

Contact: [email protected]

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