Thursday, September 14
Different environments or types of communities offer different opportunities and challenges for promoting walking and walkability. Creating vital and vibrant communities in rural areas requires a unique set of resources, toolkits, and programs. This session will feature speakers who are working on the ground to create active, healthy, and engaged rural communities.
Room: Governors 2
Eric Oberg, Director of Trail Development, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
For more information on the individual presentations of this session, click on the links below.
- Rose Ryan, AICP, Senior Planner, Alta Planning + Design and Colin Harris, PE, Engineering Associate, Alta Planning + Design, “One Size Does Not Fit All: Design Resources for Small Towns and Rural Communities” Download a Copy of the Presentation
- Cindy Winters, Project Manager, Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project, “CASHS Makes Active Transportation a Reality in Rural Minnesota”
- Billy Altom, Billy Altom, Executive Director of APRIL, the Association of Programs for Rural Independing Living, “This is How We Roll”
- Pam Eidson, MEd, PAPHS, Executive Director, National Physical Activity Society, “Soap Lake to Sulphur Springs: Small Towns Improve Walkability”