The Signature Bridges of the Flint Hills Nature Trail
Friday, October 20, 2017
2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. CDT
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Integrated art installations can greatly impact economic development, as evidenced by the High Trestle Trail Bridge in central Iowa. This session will focus on the four ‘signature bridges’ proposed on the Flint Hills Nature Trail in eastern Kansas, with an emphasis on how integrated art can make a difference for smaller communities.
Trails can be an economic boon for small communities, though if you add art into the mix, world-class destinations can be created. This session will focus on how trail development and integrated art can spur economic growth. We will focus on the four â€œsignature bridgesâ€ proposed on the Flint Hills Nature Trail in eastern Kansas, highlighting the trail planning process, theming, and development of the four bridges. As a case study, we'll also look at how the High Trestle Trail Bridge in central Iowa has transformed that area in the past ten years. Primary learning objectives include: the basics of integrated art, how customized theming can add pride to an extended trail network, and how integrated art can impact economic development efforts.
Martin Shukert, FAICP
Bonnie Johnson, email@example.com