Webinar: Transforming Urban Spaces into Livable, Sustainable Communities

This webinar will focus on the best ways to create livable and equitable urban spaces as we plan for a more sustainable future. Specifically, we will discuss the benefits of greenways for sustainable transport and health and effective communication to users of public transportation. The utilization of clean technology and innovations will also be highlighted in these fields, especially with consideration for equity and accessibility. Registration and more information.

Greenway Today: Griffin Lotson

Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance for a conversation with Griffin Lotson, vice chair of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the nonprofit Sams Memorial Community Economic Development, Inc., as well as manager of the nationally acclaimed Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters. A resident of Darien, Georgia, Lotson has traced his Gullah Geechee family history back seven generations. He has worked as a community input adviser with the National Park Service Low Country Gullah Culture Special Resource study and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

Greenway Today Webinar: Kelly Mezzapelle and Dean Moss

Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance for a compelling dialog with Dean Moss of the Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail in Beaufort, South Carolina, and City of Myrtle Beach Planner Kelly Mezzapelle. Moss, Mezzapelle and our Georgia and South Carolina Coordinator Brent Buice will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting coastal South Carolina parks and greenways, efforts to make sure all communities get the physical and mental health relief that is needed and the impact this global economic and health crisis will have on East Coast Greenway segments moving forward.

Greenway Today: Georgia Leader Terry Landreth

Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance for a conversation with Terry Landreth, longtime Greenway champion and bike shop owner in St. Marys, Georgia. Brent Buice, Georgia & South Carolina Coordinator for the Alliance, will talk with Landreth about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting coastal Georgia bicycle shops, parks and greenways, plus efforts to make sure all communities get the physical and mental health relief that is needed and the impact this global economic and health crisis will have on East Coast Greenway segments moving forward.

Greenway Today: NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver Webinar

Join the East Coast Greenway Alliance for this important interview with NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver. Silver and our Deputy Director Niles Barnes will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting New York City parks and greenways, efforts to make sure all communities get the physical and mental health relief that is needed and the impact this global economic and health crisis will have on parks moving forward.

2020 Southeast Virtual Greenways & Trails Summit

After careful evaluation of the evolving circumstances surrounding coronavirus COVID-19 and consultation with key event partners, the East Coast Greenway Alliance has made the decision to shift the 2020 Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit  from a four-day event in Jacksonville, Florida, April 1-4, to a virtual #GreenwaySummit on Friday. April 3.

 

Working with local, state, and national partners, the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance seeks to transform the Southeast into a model of healthy, sustainable living.

The conference will draw professionals from many fields — planning, recreation, public health, transportation, and community development — to share best practices, strengthen networks, and influence trail and greenway development in the Southeast region.

The event will feature workshops by high-caliber presenters, insightful plenary and keynotes, ample networking time, and several outdoor events with visits to inspiring stretches of the East Coast Greenway and other exemplary projects around Jacksonville.

Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit, set for April 1-4 in Jacksonville, now a virtual summit

UPDATE

After careful evaluation of the evolving circumstances surrounding coronavirus COVID-19 and consultation with key event partners, the East Coast Greenway Alliance has made the decision to shift the 2020 Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit from a four-day event in Jacksonville, Florida, April 1-4, to a virtual #GreenwaySummit during the same time period.

Join our friends at the East Coast Greenway Alliance in Jacksonville April 1-4 for the 2020 Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit. Professionals from many fields — planning, recreation, public health, transportation and community development — will gather to share best practices, strengthen networks, and influence trail and greenway development in the Southeast region. Highlights of the Summit include a keynote from 8 80 Cities founder Gil Penalosa keynote, 30+ impactful breakout sessions, nine mobile workshops and access to Art Walk and Open Streets events. Together, let’s build a more sustainable Southeast.

The Southeast Greenways & Trail Summit is part of a busy summit season, which also includes the 2020 Youth Bike Summit (Atlanta, March, 27-29), the Georgia Walks Summit (Columbus, April 16-17), and the Georgia Trail Summit (Augusta, May 3-4).

You can keep up with conferences, rides, and all sorts of other bicycling events in Georgia on our new comprehensive events calendar.