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Growing China's National Trail

Learn about national trails efforts in China.

by Robert Searns, founding owner, Robert Searns & Associates, 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

Bob Searns is the founding owner of The Greenway Team, a planning and development firm based in Denver, CO that has specialized for three decades in greenways, trails, and conservation. He was Project Director of Denver's Platte River Greenway, one of the nation's benchmark urban trail projects, and produced 10,000 Trees, an eight-mile river corridor restoration project involving 3,000 volunteers. He has authored a greenways and trails plan for the 43-square-mile area west of Denver International Airport, as well as trail and greenway projects across the nation including Chicago, Dallas, Memphis, Louisville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, and Portland.

Bob was a development consultant for the Grand Canyon Greenway, a precedent-setting 72-mile system of multi-use trails along the canyon rim. Bob has conducted workshops throughout North America, China and Europe. He co-authored Greenways: A Guide to Planning, Design, and Development (published in the U.S. and. China), Trails for the 21st Century, and contributed to Greenways, The Beginning of an International Movement. He has served as Chair of the American Trails Board of Directors and written numerous articles and editorials for theAmerican Trails Magazine.

Contact: [email protected]

Nie Jian's bio not on file.

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