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International conference: Great Parks/Great Cities, Celebrating 150 years of Central Park

  • Subject: [cg] International conference: Great Parks/Great Cities, Celebrating 150 years of Central Park
  • From: "Harriet Festing" hfesting@pps.org
  • Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 12:17:44 -0500
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Registration is now online http://pps.org//GPGC/
Celebrating 150 years of Central Park
June 21-25, 2003, New York City

- innovative case studies of parks survival during fiscal cuts
- how snarling dog owners became a cuddly team of parks advocates
- the impact of parks in economic regeneration
- public/private partnerships for parks of all sizes
- green urbanism in Copenhagen, London, Heidelberg and Zurich
- youth involvement in parks
- how neighborhood spaces bear witness to revelry and reveries

- a picnic in Prospect Park
- a canoe trip down the Bronx River
- early morning bird walks in Central Park
- an opening reception at Gracie Mansion
and to see 5,000 rosebushes blooming in the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Executive Director, Central Park Conservancy
Fran Mainella, Director, National Park Service
Reverend Calvin Butts, Pastor, The Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York
Joe Cimperman, Councilmember, Cleveland City Council
Malcolm Gladwell, Author, "The Tipping Point"
Peter Harnik, Director, Green Cities Initiative, Trust for Public Land
Karen Hobbs, Senior Fellow, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Luis Garden Acosta, President, El Puente
Professor Marianne Cramer, College of Environment & Design, University
of Georgia 
Susan Rademacher, President, Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Inc. 
Wilbur McNeil, President, Weequahic Park Association
Debbie McCown, Executive Director, Piedmont Park Conservancy
Brian O'Neil, Superindendent, Golden Gate NRA
and more...

The 8th International Urban Parks Conference
Hosted by The Central Park Conservancy and Project for Public Spaces
with City of New York/Parks & Recreation

Conference suporters: American Society of Landscape Architects, Czech
Environmental Partnership, General Services Administration,
International Downtown Association, International Network for
Traditional Building, Library of American Landscape History, Metropolis
Magazine, National Association of Olmstead Parks, National Trust for
Historic Preservation, National Park Service, New Urbanism.org, New York
State Council on the Arts, Planetizen, Planum, The Prince's Foundation,
Trust for Public Land, U.S Conference of Mayors, U.S General Services
Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Smart Growth
Program, Urban Parks Forum, Walkable Communities.

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