CEUs for this presentation: .75
CEUs available for the following certifications:
- APA / AICP – American Institute of Certified Planners
- ASCE / TSPE – Engineers’ Professional Development Hours
- ASLA – American Society of Landscape Architects
- CPRP/NRPA – Certified Parks and Recreation Professional/National Recreation and Park Association
Speaker(s): Bud Melton; Lenny Hughes
Atlanta has the Beltline, New York the Highline. But even more ambitious than these is the D/FW area’s Regional Veloweb. Linking Dallas and Fort Worth, and many other cities throughout the greater metroplex, this regional network ultimately links more than seven million residents of the area together.
Conceived decades ago, it has slowly gained momentum, and now is poised to finally link the two cities together. This session documents the history of the Veloweb, its many challenges, and ultimately how it is all coming together. A panel comprised of those who have long advocated for it, and others in local government who have helped fund it will tell us about the challenges and obstacles that had to be overcome, and how this grand vision can help transform the Dallas/Fort Worth region.
- Summarize obstacles and challenges, at many levels, faced by this visionary plan.
- Identify strategies to help develop the pieces of the system and ultimately link them together.
- Recognize key ingredients from this project that may exist in participants’ communities and regions.
Through this one of a kind case study, participants will gain an understanding of how planning and implementing a regional scale system of such broad ambition can be achieved in their home communities.