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Park Pride's 19th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference

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Welcome and Introduction
Michael Halicki will open the 19th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference
2020-08-17T08:30:00Z 2020-08-17T08:45:00Z America/New_York Welcome+and+Introduction Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Keynote Presentation: Kristine Stratton
Kristine will share ideas park advocates can do in their communities to address inequities and improve access to parks and nature in underserved communities.
Kristine Stratton
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Keynote Presentation: Diane Jones Allen
This presentation will showcase projects that exemplify the principles of environmental, social-cultural & economic sustainability through creative placemaking.
Diane Jones Allen
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Keynote Presentation: David Haskell
David Haskell will discuss how the surprising, often hidden, connections between trees and people sustain and enhance our lives.
David Haskell
2020-08-17T10:45:00Z 2020-08-17T11:30:00Z America/New_York Keynote+Presentation%3A+David+Haskell Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Nature-Based Strategies for Climate & Social Resilience
Explore how parks and green spaces can support more resilient cities in the face of a changing climate.
Jill Dixon Katherine Hagemann Melanie Gárate Shelby Buso
2020-08-17T11:45:00Z 2020-08-17T12:45:00Z America/New_York Nature-Based+Strategies+for+Climate+%26+Social+Resilience+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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City Parks Now and in the Future
Learn how the pandemic, economic fall-out, and Black Lives Matter movement effect the critical role that parks play in meeting the needs of the public.
Catherine Nagel Kathryn Ott Lovell Mitchell Silver
2020-08-17T11:45:00Z 2020-08-17T12:45:00Z America/New_York City+Parks+Now+and+in+the+Future Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Community Resilience from East Harlem to West Atlanta
Panelists share strategies to bolster community resilience through green infrastructure in two neighborhoods that face similar challenges.
Jacob Lange Na`Taki Osborne Jelks Brandon Taylor Michael Haggerty
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Keynote Presentation: Jason Ward
Jason has high hopes for the future of birding and conservation, but realizes that we have to improve on the current state of things in order to make it there.
Jason Ward
2020-08-17T13:00:00Z 2020-08-17T13:45:00Z America/New_York Keynote+Presentation%3A+Jason+Ward Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Closing Remarks
2020-08-17T13:45:00Z 2020-08-17T13:50:00Z America/New_York Closing+Remarks Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Discussion Groups
Did one of the presentations spark an idea? Do you have thoughts to share? Join us to participate in live post-event discussions!
2020-08-17T13:50:00Z 2020-08-17T14:30:00Z America/New_York Discussion+Groups Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Kathryn Ott Lovell

Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Catherine Nagel

Executive Director, City Parks Alliance

Michael Haggerty

Senior Associate / Director of Urban Design and Planning, AICP, Assoc. AIA, Starr Whitehouse

Mitchell Silver

FAICP, Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Kristine Stratton

President & CEO, National Recreation and Park Association

Shelby Buso

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Atlanta, Mayor's Office of One Atlanta

Melanie Gárate

Climate Resiliency Project Manager, Mystic River Watershed Association

Katherine Hagemann

Resilience Program Manager for Adaptation, Office of Resilience, Miami-Dade County

Jill Dixon

Associate Principal, AICP, Sasaki

Jason Ward

Naturalist, birder, & science communicator; Host of Birds of North America; CEO of “The BlackAFinSTEM Collective”

Brandon Taylor

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, DREAM Charter School High School

Na`Taki Osborne Jelks

Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Spelman College

Jacob Lange

Principal / Atlanta Studio Director, RLA, LEED AP, Starr Whitehouse

David Haskell

Professor, The University of the South, sound recordist, scientist, and author

Diane Jones Allen

Program Director, Landscape Architecture Univ of Texas at Arlington & Principal Landscape Architect of DesignJones LLC

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Astra Group

Astra Group, the Southeast’s premier park builder

City of Atlanta Dept. of Watershed Management

Working to Integrate Infrastructure Throughout the City of Atlanta

Cooper Carry

Connecting People to Place

The Conservation Fund

Making Conservation Work for America


Connecting People to Place

Dominica Recreation Products | GameTime

Play Has No Limit.

Great Southern Recreation

Playground and Splash pad; Design and installation

Greenfields Outdoor Fitness

Special Matching Funds Offer for Park Pride Attendees!

Integrated Land Design

Design With Nature


KOMPAN is a world leader in innovative, research-based playground and outdoor sport & fitness solutions.

Long Engineering

Committed to doing the best job we can on every project we undertake

The Nature Conservancy of Georgia

Nature Unites Us

Parks with Purpose

Building Parks That Build Communities

Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners

Making communities more livable, vibrant, and green.

The Trust for Public Land

Land for People

UGA College of Environment + Design

Degree and Certificate Programs in Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Environmental Planning and Design