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|October 5–6, 2011|
Who should attend:
The design of a community — where people live, work, learn and play — heavily influences their well-being. The built environment — its bike- and walkability, access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and safety — all affect an individual’s ability to be active and eat healthy. Learn to identify resources and how to affect environmental policy in your community.
Barry Weiss is interim assistant city manager of the city of Galt, Calif. He retired as director of parks and recreation for the city of San Carlos, Calif., a community of 28,000, where he administered the award-winning parks and recreation department for eight years. Weiss will address the roles and benefits of parks and recreation including promoting healthy lifestyles, tying together the built environment and trails, reducing pollution and making good use of public land.
Paul Zykofsky, BArch, MUP, AICP, is member of the AIA and the Complete Streets Coalition, and is the associate director of the Local Government Commission in Sacramento, Calif. Zykofsky manages the commission’s land-use and transportation programs and has been director of the commission’s Center for Livable Communities since 1995. The National Complete Streets Coalition seeks to fundamentally transform the look, feel and function of the roads and streets in our communities by changing the way roads are planned, designed and constructed.
Chuck Flink, FASLA, is founder and owner of Greenways Incorporated and is recognized as a leading national authority on planning, designing and implementing greenway and trail systems and facilities. He has worked on greenway projects in 200 communities and 35 states. He has also worked on greenway projects in Argentina, Canada, Japan and the Island of St. Croix. Chuck has shared his extensive knowledge on greenway design development as a featured and keynote speaker at more than 150 national and international conferences.
Kansans for Children in Nature • Kansas Department of Health and Environment • Kansas Department of Transportation
Kansas Department on Aging • Kansas Health Foundation • Kansas Recreation and Park Association • Kansas State University
Kansas Trails Council • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism • KC Healthy Kids
Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita • Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education
Parks and Recreation of Topeka • Wichita Parks and Recreation • The Sunflower Foundation