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Join City Parks Alliance – and more than 1,000 global park leaders, city planning and design professionals, and urban park advocates – for Greater & Greener 2015: Innovative Parks, Vibrant Cities – in San Francisco, April 11-14, 2015. A dynamic four-day forum and networking opportunity, Greater & Greener 2015 explores the role of public parks in creating healthy, resilient, and sustainable cities – now and in the future.
With the San Francisco Bay Area’s spectacular urban park system as our outdoor classroom, conference sessions will explore the people and programs having an impact across a wide range of social and cultural issues – in the Bay Area and globally. From fostering economic development and urban resilience, to supporting education and civic engagement, to improving public health and the urban landscape – Greater & Greener 2015 will demonstrate how and why parks are powerful tools in creating livable and vibrant cities.
Through expert-led tours, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and dynamic sessions with more than 150 high-level national and international speakers, Greater & Greener 2015 will provide you with the knowledge, tools and real-life examples to affect change in your city, community, or neighborhood parks.
JUST ANNOUNCED! David Escobar Arango to join Innovation & Design Plenary Panel
David Escobar Arango, Executive Director of Interactuar, and former Director of Planning for the City of Medellin, Columbia, was responsible for the social, economic, and urban planning of the city from 2012-15. David will share his expertise in transforming neighborhoods through the design and development of new parks, cultural centers, and educational opportunities – including five Library Parks (Parques Biblioteca) in some of Medellin's most marginalized neighborhoods, the Explore Park of Science and Technology, and Medellin Digital Botanical Garden.
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April 11-14, 2015
Westin St. Francis at Union Square, and urban parks across the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
Learn more and sign up at greatergreener.org.