Raleigh artist Autumn Cobeland painted the bike-pedestrian bridge over 1-40, which helps the Greenway connect Durham and Raleigh, NC, for our Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit.

Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit

Thanks for an energizing gathering of greenway friends

More than 300 transportation leaders, policymakers, wellness professionals, parks and recreation leaders, and others gathered for our first Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit in early October 2017. We shared best practices, built relationships, and talked about ways to inspire trail and greenway development in the Southeast. Thank you to our sponsors, stakeholders, presenters, attendees, host committee, and exhibitors for everyone's contributions to a succesful three days.

Enjoy photos from the Southeast Summit

Notes for attendees

Planner Certification Maintenance (CM) credits:

The APA CM # for the Greenways Summit is 9135269

Planners should check www.planning.org to log eligible CM credits. Questions? Please contact Lauren Blackburn.

Questions about the Southeast Summit? Write to us

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Southeast Summit energizes greenway advocates

An action-packed, three-day gathering in Durham, N.C., left more than 300 greenway advocates and partners energized to do more good in their communities. The gathering featured mobile workshops and active options to begin and end the conference and a packed slate of presentations in between.

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Three decades of making connections with greenways

Meet Chuck Flink, our keynote speaker for the Southeast Summit. His first piece of advice for greenway planners, designers, and advocates: Look up. Greenways aren't about the asphalt or concrete or stone dust under foot, he says, but about the environments they pass through and the communities they connect.

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Chuck Flink on the American Tobacco Trail south of downtown Durham, N.C. Flink wrote the master plan for the 22-mile trail, one of dozens of greenway projects he has led for more than 250 communities across the U.S. and overseas.

Greenway painting, artist featured at Summit

Raleigh artist Autumn Cobeland found herself "awestruck" by Raleigh's extensive network of greenways when she and her husband starting training for triathlons. Thirty-plus paintings later, she's still inspired by greenways. Cobeland is speaking at the summit on a public art and greenways panel, and her paintings will be featured on Summit attendees' messenger bags.

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Artist Autumn Cobeland with her painting of the pedestrian/bike bridge over Interstate 40, connecting Durham and Cary, on the Greenway's American Tobacco Trail.

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Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit Sponsors


Together, let's grow the Greenway

Recent record-setting funding for design and construction goes directly to building the East Coast Greenway - as it should. The East Coast Greenway Alliance needs your support to continue our advocacy work that is fueling completion of the Greenway. The Alliance has a sustained track record of turning every dollar donated to our nonprofit into $100 in public infrastructure investment. Invest today and support the growth of the East Coast Greenway from Maine to Florida.