Synopses & Reviews
Greenways - linear open spaces that preserve and restore nature in cities, suburbs, and rural areas - are proving to be the most innovative land protection concept of the decade. Their diverse manifestations and wide variety of ecological, social, and economic values have made them the focus of planning for the future open space needs of Americans.
This book provides professionals and citizen activists with the tools they need for developing a greenway plan. Topics covered include:
- the physical development of a greenway
- organizing community resources
- forging partnerships among public agencies, private groups, citizens, and businesses
- principles of ecological design, including wetland restoration, water quality, and wildlife issues
The book offers general guidance for the overall process along with specific detail for each step along the way. It is an invaluable source of information for professional and volunteer planners, with the recommendations, guidelines, warnings, and support needed for successful greenway development.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -335) and index.
About the Author
Charles A. Fink is former president of Greenways Inc., in Cary, North Carolina, and former Greenway Planner for the City of Raleigh, North Carolina. A registered landscape architect, Mr. Flink has completed master plans and site-specific development strategies for more than 300 miles of greenways in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Delaware, and Toronto, Canada. He served three terms as Chair of American Trails (1988-1990), was a gubernatorial appointee to the North Carolina Greenways Advisory Panel, and at the time of publication, was an Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University. Mr. Flink has a B.S. in Environmental Design/Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State. He has been cited for his work in"National Geographic's" June 1990 issue on greenways and Charles E. Little's book, "Greenways for America".
Robert M. Searns past president of Urban Edges Inc., as urban design and planning firm in Denver, Colorado. He was Project Director for Denver's Platte River Greenway and developed the award-winning Arapahoe Greenway. He also coordinated "10,000 Trees!" a river corridor re-vegetation project involving more than 3,000 volunteers helped implement a "trail ranger" program for the Denver Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, developed a non-motorized transportation plan for Missoula, Montana, and prepared a plan for river recreation and tourism development along Illinois's Fox River. Mr. Searns has a Master of Architecture from the State University of New York and a B.A. in Economics.