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.
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”
- 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”