Park Pride’s Virtual Roundtable


Parks are places of connection. They are an important part of the urban environment, and just as they are surrounded by the neighborhoods that make up a city, they must be part of the conversation when considering the broader issues these communities face. In order to make Atlanta a more livable city, it is imperative that we push beyond park boundaries to start thinking of parks more holistically.

Join us as we examine the ways that parks connect to a broader set of issues that affect our neighborhoods as well as the larger world around us.

In this Park Pride Roundtable, veteran journalist, Maria Saporta, will lead a conversation with Lisa Gordon (Atlanta Habitat for Humanity), Michael Halicki (Park Pride), Doug Hooker (Atlanta Regional Commission), and Rebecca Serna (Atlanta Bicycle Coalition). In addition to a shared love of parks and greenspace, these speakers bring expertise in the areas of affordable housing, active transportation, and regionalism.

Following the panel, audience members will have the opportunity to share their thoughts in small group discussions.

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Discussion Moderator

Maria Saporta
Founder, Saporta Report







Lisa Y. Gordon
President & CEO, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity







Michael Halicki
Executive Director, Park Pride







Doug Hooker
Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission







Rebecca Serna
Executive Director, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition