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Growing Greenways: Cultivating Support & Success in WNC
Fri, May 19, 2017, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT
Growing Greenways: Cultivating Support & Success in WNC will be a one-day event, May 19, 2017, at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville that will focus on generating and sustaining public and political support for greenway project development. The goal of the event is to empower greenway advocates to succeed and to expand their influence throughout the western region of NC.
Keynote address will be given by Ed McMahon, who holds the Charles E. Frasier Chair for Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy at the Urban Land Institute. Nationally known as an inspiring and thought-provoking speaker, he is a leading authority on topics such as the links between health and the built environment, sustainable development, land conservation, smart growth, and historic preservation.
Additional topics will include:
Techniques to Involve Private and Corporate Citizens;
Increasing Participation from Minority and Rural Members of the Community
Case Studies from Other Regional Trail & Greenway Projects that are Supported by Friends Groups
A Primer for Overcoming Barriers to get Greenways on the Ground
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is free for attendees at the North Carolina Arboretum. At the entrance gate, mention you are a conference attendee to be let in.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not. As long as you registered and paid online, we will mark you off on our roster.
Are there continuing education credits (CEUs) available for this workshop?
Yes. Credits for recreation professionals and certified planners will be available at the workshop.
Additional Questions? Contact:
Judy Francis, AICP
Recreation Resources Western Region Consultant
NC Department of Parks & Recreation
828.296.7230 x 226