Apr 19

Georgia Trails Summit 2017


Alta Planning + Design is a proud sponsor of the Georgia Trails Summit on April 20-22, 2017 in Columbus, GA. Alta Trail Specialist Britt Storck, ASLA, PLA, CPD, explains, “We’re sponsoring the Georgia Trail Summit because we support trails and trail leadership in Georgia. Trails aren’t just connections to destinations anymore. Trails have become the destinations. They tap into awareness and consideration of our environment, culture, health, economy and aesthetic while providing a variety of experiences for their users. Trails represent where we live and how we live.”

Britt will present on how to position the economic impact of trails alongside larger transportation projects in her session: Think Big. Manage Small: Concept to constructing mega-trails. Mega-trails are long distance regional trails that connect multiple jurisdictions. They require meaningful partnerships, local support and financial commitment. Several representative regional trails that have been successfully built or are being designed will be showcased along with effective tools for managing these complicated projects. The presentation will demonstrate how to manage a large-scale trail design project, how to build successful partnerships with multiple jurisdictions, and effective construction techniques for phasing.