OMS-UCF Distinguished Lecture Series: Dale Allen - Florida's Greenways and Trails: A Proven Paradigm for Community Development, Personal Mobility and Public Health

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Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 8 p.m. EDT

Orlando, FL, United States

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OMS-UCF Distinguished Lecture Series:

Dale Allen - Florida's Greenways and Trails: A Proven Paradigm for Community Development, Personal Mobility and Public Health

 

Each year, three of the nation's leading planning experts travel to Orlando to participate in OMS- UCF's Urban and Regional Planning Distinguished Lecture Series. The lectures are open to the public and supported by generous contributions from the Central Florida planning community

 

 

The UCF School of Public Administration is proud to kick off the 2015-16 Distinguished Lecture Series with a presentation from Dale Allen, the president of the Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation.

Allen's lecture, titled "Florida's Greenways and Trails: A Proven Paradigm for Community Development, Personal Mobility and Public Health," will include information on some of the current trail projects in the state of Florida as well as some challenges of planning that students and practitioners may not know.

 

 

Mr. Allen spearheaded a campaign to "Close the Gaps" among existing trail segments in central Florida, and helped secure a multi- million dollar commitment from the Florida Legislature and the Florida Department of Transportation to construct the "Coast-to-Coast Connector", a unique project that would link the Atlantic Ocean at the Canaveral National Seashore to St. Petersburg and the Gulf of Mexico via a non-motorized trail. The Coast-to-Coast Connector is currently under development by FDOT and is scheduled to be completed around 2020.

 

 Most recently the Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation spearheaded the effort to create a new program in the FDOT called "SUN Trails". Thanks to the leadership of Senate President Andy Gardiner, this program also secured a recurring funding commitment of $25 million annually to design and construct over 2000 miles of regionally-connected paved trails in Florida--the first program of its kind in North America.

 

Through the session, planners will be able make connections between greenway programs and public health.  They will learn valuable tools about the florida greenway programs.  They will learn about challenges to implementing these type of program as well as some techniques to overcome the obstacles.

Resource URL

http://www.ce.ucf.edu/lectures

Speakers

Dale Allen

Invited Speaker

Dale Allen President, Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation Although a native of Florida, Mr. Allen received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. After graduation he worked in education in the Washington, DC, area until 1979 when he moved to Tallahassee ... Read More

Billy Hattaway

Invited Speaker

Billy Hattaway is the Board Chair of Bike/Walk Central Florida, a non-profit organization dedicated to safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. In addition, he is the District 1 Secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation taking in a 12-county area. Mr. Hattaway earned his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at ... Read More

Kelly Carson

Invited Speaker

Kelly Carson is a Planner for the City of Winter Garden, Florida as well as a part-time student currently enrolled in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at UCF. Before joining the City, Ms. Carson worked in the landscape architecture field in Washington State, where she was primarily ... Read More

Fabricio Ponce

Invited Speaker

Fabricio Ponce is the Transportation Systems Manager with VHB, a prominent planning and engineering firm with 1,000 professionals in 23 offices along the nation's east coast. Mr. Ponce is based in the firm's Orlando office. He is currently working on several projects that will be part of ... Read More