Over the Brownfields and Through the Woods – Trails & Economic Development

September 14, 2017
10:45 am – 12:00 pm


Between railroads converted to rail-trails and new paths developed through previously used properties, brownfields often lend themselves to trail development. In addition to reconnecting people and places through void spaces in communities throughout the region, trails offer a wide array of benefits related to public health and the environment, as well as the local economy. Experts on this panel recognize the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the economic benefits of trail development, based on the commercial opportunities that trails provide and through local place making that attracts and retains local populations. Join us as we take a closer look at the profits that can be gained by trail development in your community.