Welcome to the Champaign County Sustainability Network (CCNet). CCNet is an organization focused on convening Champaign County in discussions about the broad topic of sustainability and the opportunities we might uncover as we work to become a more sustainable community. We meet monthly at the same time and place and at each meeting we will learn about a specific topic, with time for discussion. Over time, we'll cover the range of sustainability topics. We'll host special events, as needed, on topics or at locations of interest to the group and community. Come learn more about us and about sustainability in our community.
Noon, Thursday, February 20, 2014
Champaign County Greenways & Trails
Guest: Gabriel Lewis, Transportation Planner
Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS)
Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC)
The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission has been coordinating greenway, trail, and bikeway planning between local and state agencies for decades. The latest planning effort concluded in 2013 with the update of the Champaign County Greenways & Trails Plan, titled Active Choices. The purpose of the plan is to foster interagency cooperation in order to implement the best greenways and trails system possible for our area. The plan is designed to provide guidance and a framework to ensure Champaign County’s desire to create a bikeable, walkable, and environmentally aware and active community.
Economic Development Corporation
1817 S. Neil Street, Suite
Champaign, IL 61820
Note: This month is a bring your own lunch event.
CCNet will foster collaboration around leadership opportunities for Champaign County. The current topic that creates an opportunity for competitive differentiation is sustainability. This opportunity enables us to attract and retain innovative ideas, products and people, and it will attract external financial resources in the form of federal funds, research dollars and new corporate investments.