Recreation Strategy Specialist Tennessee Valley Authority Knoxville, Tennessee
North America's next great regional trail system started as a student's vision. This session sheds light on a transformational vision and the committed partners—including landscape architecture students, National Park Service planners, and federal, state, and local authorities—who have contributed to the Tennessee RiverLine's success.
Understand the vision and origins of the Tennessee RiverLine; a historic regional economic development, public health and environmental stewardship initiative that stretches 652 miles throughout 32 counties in 4 states.
Gain insight to the dynamics of collaboration with federal, state, local and non-traditional project partners, including university faculty and students, in this vision-driven, regional recreation planning initiative.
Learn how diversity, equity and inclusion principles are integrated into the value structure, programming priorities and organizational culture of the Tennessee RiverLine
How the NPS' Rivers Trails and Conservation Assistance, now in its 20th year of partnership with ASLA, can be engaged as a catalyst resource to community-led and professional landscape projects.