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Vernacu-What? Culture, Heritage and the Natural Environment as Building Blocks for Trail Design

Drawing from dry-laid rock fences, a significant equine heritage, and one of the oldest urban growth boundaries in the nation, Legacy Trail spans the gamut of landscapes.

Speakers: Joann Green, Principal/Owner, Landstory; Keith Lovan, Div. of Engineering Project Mgr,- Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government; Mike Woolum, Vice President,Strand Associates; Bob Oberdorfer, RLA, Weston Solutions, Inc.

Drawing from dry-laid rock fences, a significant equine heritage, and one of the oldest urban growth boundaries in the nation, Legacy Trail spans the gamut of landscapes. From urban to rural by means of creative routing, the 9 mile trail has become a case study for innovative trail design utilizing the Kentucky landscape as a basis for the vernacular, extensive public involvement, indigenous art, and streamlined scheduling. In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the sensitive nature of a corridor, and the environmental bent of both the mayor and many trail neighbors, lead in a circuitous route and unique design to develop a trail along three miles of the Santa Fe River.

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