Chuck Flink is founder and owner of Greenways Incorporated, and is recognized as a leading national authority for the planning, design and implementation of greenway and trail systems and facilities. He has worked on greenway projects in 125 communities and 35 states. He has also worked on greenway projects in Argentina, Canada, Japan and the Island of St. Croix. Chuck has shared his extensive knowledge on greenway design development as a featured and keynote speaker at more than 100 national and international conferences.
Chuck is co-author of Greenways: A Guide to Planning, Design and Development, a nationally acclaimed “how-to” book on greenway creation, published by Island Press in 1993. The publication received a 1994 Merit Award in Communications from the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is also co-author of Trails for the Twenty-First Century, an award winning book that was authored in association with the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC. Chuck has been involved in planning for more than 1,500 miles of multi-use greenway corridors throughout the United States.
Chuck was elected to the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows in November 2003. He has also been named the 2006 Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Design at NC State University.
Education: Bachelor of Environmental Design in Landscape Architecture, North Carolina State University, Cum Laude
Professional Registrations: Registered Landscape Architect North Carolina #528, South Carolina #515, Virginia #414
Professional Affiliations: Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture, NC State University, Gubernatorial Appointee, North Carolina Greenway Advisory Panel, 3-term Chairman of the Board, American Trails (1988-1991), Director, North Carolina Rail-Trails Incorporated (1990-1992), Director, North Carolina Trails Association (1988-1992), Chair Board of Trustees, East Coast Greenway Alliance (2004-present)