CEUs for this presentation: .5
CEUs available for the following certifications:
- APA / AICP – American Institute of Certified Planners
- ASLA – American Society of Landscape Architects
Speaker(s): Drew Carman, PLA; Commissioner Terry Cook, Precinct 1, Williamson CountyDrew Carman, PLA; Commissioner Terry Cook, Precinct 1, Williamson County
Public multi-use trails systems have endless benefits to our communities. But the path to get to a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new trail can be fraught with challenges. For many trails, the Local Government along with their design team must traverse a sweeping tapestry of planning obstacles, design decisions, federal funding considerations, tight schedules, and even political ramifications.
This session will provide examples and encourage discussions on a multitude of common challenges for trails in Central Texas, many of which were faced (and overcome) in one very important mile of the Bushy Creek Regional Trail in Williamson County.
- Outline and Identify numerous ramifications faced by Local Government when accepting Federal Trail Funding.
- Identify design-thinking strategies for place-based trail planning.
- Summarize and discuss common construction, environmental and political challenges when developing multi-use trails in Central Texas.
Learning objective examples will be provided throughout the presentation of a current and relevant case-study from presenter(s), open discussion format of Presenter’s and other Learner’s examples, and a final open discussion on the implications of these objectives in Learner’s practice, agency or policy making goals.