PechaKucha Presentation

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Grete Gansauer

Montana Wilderness Association in Kalispell, MT

Connecting People Through Trails


Grete Gansauer shares her experience in helping to coordinate and build a large trail network around Kalispell, Montana. She describes her efforts to coordinate funraising and land purchases for conservation and public access, and inspires us all to get out and volunteer.

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Building 100 Miles of Mountain Bike Trails

@ VOL 6 ON DEC 07, 2011

Billy Davis promotes a plan to build 100 miles of urban mountain bike trails in Louisville, Kentucky. He talks aboutthe  economic and cultural prosperity these trails can bring to the towns of Kentucky.

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Why trails matter to design, to me and to everywhere!

@ VOL 40 ON AUG 16, 2016

Today's PechaKucha of the Day was presented in Cape Town, one of the cities joining PechaKucha's Global City Organiser Pow Wow in Tokyo last week.

"There is something radical that happens when we spend time out on trail, that really changes the quality of our thinking."

In Why trails matter to design, to me and to everywhere! from PechaKucha Night Cape Town Vol.40Galeo Saintz an international trails ambassador and chairs the World Trails network from over 27 different countries, tells us about the importance of trails to our lives. He gave us the idea that the world would be better if we spend more time on outdoors to make us more happier and smarter. When did you last spend time in the nature?

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, October 6th, 2016.

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Dedication to the Land

@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Cliff Kipp tells us about his lifelong affinity for the outdoors and how that has impacted his life. While discussing different perspectives on land use, Cliff shows us how his passion for conservation has grown into a full-time career working with young people to preserve Montana's wild places. 

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Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness

@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

"In my experience, the beauty of the wilderness is the solitude and the simplicity."

In Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness from Pechakucha Night Kalispell Vol.1, Photographer Mandy Mohler takes us on her solo journey through Montana's Bob Marshall wilderness on horseback. She shares how this trip and her experience in nature has impacted her artwork and perspective on the outdoors. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 19th, 2017. 

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Wilderness Adventures

@ VOL 152 ON NOV 22, 2017

Government official Takashi Sugawara talks about the beautiful and mountainous city of Tsuruoka. Though small in population, Tsuruoka is filled with BIG adventure in the boundless wilderness. From snowy mountain tops to gorgeous traditional architecture, there's so much to see in Tsuruoka.

鶴岡市役所 都市計画課の菅原崇さんが、山の大自然の美しさが魅力の山形県鶴岡市をたっぷり紹介してくださいます。人口は少なくても、鶴岡には際限ない大自然アドベンチャーにあふれています。雪景色の山頂から華やかな伝統的日本建築まで、鶴岡は見所満載です!

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An Invitation to the Wilderness : Discovery of the great outdoors

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Dan Jefferies is excited to share with you how an "indoor kid" rode the wave of technological change to a very unexpected place; the wilderness.

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Colonial Revolution

@ VOL 17 ON MAY 01, 2017

Colonial Revolution is a mountain biking team for youth from middle school through high school, but that's only the short description. Check out this presentation by Stephanie Weber to find out how it is so much more for so many more people.

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Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail

@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"Amid a dense urban environment, a beautiful ribbon of green stretches off into the distance…”

In Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Western New York Land Conservancy, Jajean Burney, describes the vision of a 1.5-mile elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail on the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad corridor in Buffalo, New York. Similar to the High Line park in Manhattan, where an abandoned stretch of the New York Central Railroad has been transformed to a vibrant public space, the goal of the DL&W Rail Trail is to redevelop an obsolete infrastructure as public space to encourage human connection with nature and neighborhoods. 

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Hiking up Table Mountain every day in 2018

@ VOL 48 ON MAY 08, 2018

In the face of so much negativity in the news, Andrew has sought to create a positive story to raise money and awareness for organisations doing amazing work in the country (like Habitat for Humanity). By hiking up Table Mountain EVERY DAY during 2018, he wants to show South Africans that together we can do incredible things.