Great Parks/Great Cities: Celebrating 150 years of Central Park

Great Parks/Great Cities: Celebrating 150 years of Central Park

Project for Public Spaces

Great parks are the key to great cities - today, the success of both lies in the ability to work with local and national partners around common goals: healthy citizens, strong economies, and vibrant, livable neighborhoods.

This eighth parks conference will convene people from around the world to explore the past, present and future of great parks. Most important, participants will bring home tools, techniques and the collective know-how from 100 cities to boost their efforts at home.

Hear from parks departments around the world, conservancies and friends groups who are tackling the same challenges you face at home. Join leaders and innovators to discuss how to work together on critical issues parks and cities face today.

Spend a day with the Central Park Conservancy and learn about the management philosophy and cutting edge practices that have made it the most sophisticated park conservancy in the United States. Central Park's dramatic turn-around, which emerged from New York's last major fiscal crisis, offers lessons for parks around the world.

A team approach - This conference is a forum to meet with a variety of parks partners and prospective partners. The conference hosts strongly encourage you to organize a team of three or more people who are key to parks and park projects in your city, including the public sector, non-profit sector, design professionals, and the community.

Related Link: Great Parks/Great Cities: Celebrating 150 years of Central Park

For more information contact:

Harriet Festing
Project for Public Spaces
153 Waverly Place, 4th Floor
New York
NY 10014

Phone: 212 620 5660
Fax: 212 620 3821
Email: [email protected]

Posted April 4, 2003

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