Parks and public spaces are vital to the livability of cities. As the country urbanizes and demographics of the American population shift, parks and public spaces are gaining greater importance as places for physical health, mental health, and social interaction. New York City has embarked on a new strategy to address the future of parks by redefining the role of public space in the 21st century through equity, innovation, planning, and placemaking.
Learn how NYC Parks, working with communities, sister agencies, and partners, is unifying park spaces with the neighborhoods they serve by reimagining entrances, edges, and park-adjacent spaces through its new Parks Without Borders initiative. Understand the challenges and opportunities and see a variety of innovative and thoughtful design solutions.
Atlantic City, NJ
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Understand the role parks and public space play in the 21st century and see the key initiatives NYC Parks has implemented to plan and design for place and people.
2. Learn about the planning and capital process needed to support an innovative approach to redesigning underused and nontraditional areas of parks and urban spaces within the public realm.
3. Learn key principles for designing open, welcoming, inclusive spaces that connect to their surroundings and how equity is being used to redefine the role of public space.
SPEAKER: Mitchell Silver, Parks Commissioner – NYC Parks Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP became Commissioner of NYC Parks in May 2014. Commissioner Silver is the immediate past president of the American Planning Association (APA). Mitchell is an award-winnin
New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects