Robert Searns has a four-decade history of visualizing, planning and getting trails and greenway projects built. He was Project Director of Denver’s Platte River and Mary Carter Greenways—both national award-winning projects. He helped plan the Grand Canyon National Park Greenway, played a key role on the Memphis Wolf River Greenway and authored the Commerce City, Colorado Walk, Bike, Fit Master Plan. He co-authored "Greenways: A Guide to Planning Design and Development" and contributed to "Greenways: The Beginning of an International Movement." His most recent book is "Beyond Greenways." He has written for Planning, Landscape Architecture, LA China and American Trails magazines and has served as editor in chief of Trails and Beyond magazine. He has been a keynote speaker in the United States and Asia and a trainer for the U.S. National Park Service and the Urban Land Institute. He chaired American Trails and was a founder of The World Trails Network as well as being a delegate to the America’s Great Outdoors White House conclave. He resides, writes, hikes and bikes near Denver.
Communities: visiting author from Colorado (Island Press Publisher)