The St. John's River in downtown Jacksonville, FL.

Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit

We'll be gathering in Jacksonville April 1-4 for our 2020 Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit. Working with local, state, and national partners, the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance seeks to transform the Southeast into a model of healthy, sustainable living. 

To that end, we’ll gather professionals from many fields — planning, recreation, public health, transportation, and community development — to share best practices, strengthen networks, and influence trail and greenway development in the Southeast region. 

The event will feature workshops by high-caliber presenters, insightful plenary and keynotes, ample networking time, and several outdoor events with visits to inspiring stretches of the East Coast Greenway and other exemplary projects around Jacksonville. 

2020 se summit schedule
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Keynote Speaker: Gil Penalosa

We're pleased to have Gil Penalosa as the Friday morning keynote speaker for 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?

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