How Parks Can Make Communities More Sustainable and Resilient

Thursday, January 28, 2021  1:15 PM to 2:45 PM EST

Parks and recreation systems have evolved in remarkable ways over the past two decades. No longer just playgrounds and ballfields, parks and open spaces have become recognized as essential green infrastructure with the potential to contribute to community resiliency and sustainability. To capitalize on this potential, the parks and recreation system planning process must evolve as well. In his book, Parks and Recreation System Planning, landscape architect David Barth provides a new, step-by-step approach to creating parks systems that generate greater economic, social, and environmental benefits. Watch SSF and Island Press in a 90-minute educational session about how to work within your community to use parks to move the sustainability needle and generate multiple community co-benefits. More about the webinar and additional panelists.

PANELISTS

Author of Parks and Recreation System Planning, landscape architect David Barth, Ph.D. will lead webinar participants in a new, step-by-step approach to creating parks systems that generate greater economic, social, and environmental benefits.

David has developed parks and recreation system master plans for over 100 communities throughout the United States, including Washington, D.C; Miami-Dade County, FL; Norfolk, VA; downtown San Diego, CA; and the City of Raleigh, NC. Most recently he authored APA’s Planning Advisory Service Memo Alternatives for Determining Parks and Recreation Levels of Service.

Kate A. Parmelee, Strategic Initiatives Director, City Manager’s Office, City of Port St. Lucie 

Carlos Perez, Principal, Perez Planning + Design, Atlanta

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4 Comments

  1. Nigel Grant on February 1, 2021 at 5:40 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and would like to access the taped webinar “How Parks Can Make Communities More Sustainable and Resilient”.

  2. Bonnie Hamilton on February 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    I am trying to find the link to the webinar and slides of “How Parks Can Make Communities More Sustainable and Resilient” on the website. I want to share the webinar with a number of groups and elected officials I work with. I have emailed Edward twice and haven’t gotten a response so hope he’s ok. Thank you!

    • pwsadmin on February 22, 2021 at 9:47 pm

      hello – apologies for the late reply. Here is the video -https://ssfworld.org/how-parks-can-make-communities-more-sustainable-and-resilient/

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