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The Baltimore Greenway Trails Network: A Virtual Talk on Connecting Baltimore’s Trails
November 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pmBy Donation | Register
The Baltimore Greenway Trails Coalition seeks to create a 35-mile world-class network of urban trails that link together the diverse neighborhoods, cultural amenities and outdoor resources that make up the landscape of Baltimore City. The Coalition seeks to fill in the 10 remaining miles to create a connected urban trail network serving all of Baltimore. Incredible opportunities exist to complete this network by repurposing unused railroad corridors, outdated road networks, industrial brownfields, and inaccessible waterfronts into multi-use shared paths which will connect every corner of the city. Participants in this discussion will learn how a coalition of public, private, non-profit, and neighborhood led groups are seeking to turn these barriers in the built environment into community connectors through the Baltimore Greenway Trail Network.
Join us to learn how we are building a coalition as diverse as Baltimore to advance this important project and learn how we have been able to engage with AIA’s Urban Design Committee to bring the power of design thinking to this critical project for Baltimore’s future. As a recent study by EY examined, the potential economic and social benefits of implementing the Greenway will provide a significant economic impact to Baltimore in addition to providing equitable, healthy, low-stress access to open space and reliable transportation, healthy living, and recreation for people of all ages and abilities in every corner of the city. The neighborhoods within a half mile of the Greenway are composed of 58% African-American residents and have a home ownership rate of 48%, which represents similar demographic diversity and home ownership rates to Baltimore. The completed trail will bring economic and social benefits to a wide cross section of Baltimore’s population.
Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage present a series of 30 minute live virtual tours and presentations focusing on Baltimore architecture, preservation and history.
This program is hosted on Zoom. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.
Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support BAF and Baltimore Heritage. Your support helps us make up for lost tour and program revenue from COVID-19 and create more virtual programs like this.
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