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.
We will kick the day off at 9:30 a.m. with a live welcome session featuring East Coast Greenway Alliance Executive Director Dennis Markatos-Soriano and 8 80 Cities founder Gil Penalosa (more on him below) and follow throughout the day with a number of impactful sessions.
We're pleased to have Gil Penalosa as part of the 2020 Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit. He is passionate about creating cities for all people. Penalosa has inspired and advised decision makers in more than 350 cities around the world on how to create vibrant cities with healthy communities where all people can live happier, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, ability, or socio-economic status. His focus is on the design and use of parks, streets, and sidewalks as great public places, as well as sustainable mobility: walking, riding bicycles, taking public transit, and new uses of cars. Penalosa is founder and chair of 8 80 Cities, a Canadian-based international nonprofit grounded on a simple but powerful concept which still guides much of his work: What if everything we did in our cities had to be great for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old?More on Gil Penalosa
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