Assistant Professor, Environmental & Health Sciences Program Spelman College
The Chattahoochee RiverLands is a legacy project to reunite Metro Atlanta with its hidden river: the Chattahoochee. Hear from a landscape architect, an ecologist, and an environmental health scientist on the challenges of building an equitable and ecologically sound vision for a 100-mile-long trail along this urban waterway with a divisive past.
Learn about the challenges and complexities of organizing a multi-disciplinary design team in an urban watershed crossing multiple municipal jurisdictions and including private, federal, state, and city-owned land.
Learn new digital and physical strategies for engaging large numbers of people across different municipal boundaries to provide specific and meaningful feedback on a design proposal.
Learn strategies for addressing issues of equity, gentrification, how to co-design with historically underserved communities, and how targeted events, including youth, can enrich design and cultivate new project stewards.
Learn how ecological analyses can inform planning and design of recreational trail systems through the creation of spatial analysis toolkits.