Randall Arendt is the author of more than 20 publications including Rural by Design: Maintaining Small Town Character, Conservation Design for Subdivisions: A Practical Guide to Creating Open Space Networks, and Growing Greener: Putting Conservation into Local Plans and Ordinances. He will be discussing the centrality of creating greenway networks for informal recreation, exercise, and enjoyment of nature as a fundamental element of enlightened town planning in contemporary rural, suburban, and urban contexts.
About the Speaker
Randall Arendt is a landscape planner, site designer, author, lecturer, and leading advocate of "conservation planning". He received his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and his M.Phil. degree in Urban Design and Regional Planning from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was a St. Andrew's Scholar. He is the founding president of Greener Prospects and Senior Conservation Advisor at the Natural Lands Trust in Media, Pennsylvania. He is the former Director of Planning and Research at the Center for Rural Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.