The capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.
The 17th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference, Parks & the Resilient City, will focus on parks and their relationship to urban resilience. Join us as we explore how a robust park system contributes to the overall resilience of a city and learn ways to make our park systems more resilient in the face of a growing population and economic uncertainty.
Connect to the Theme
The conference program, consisting of tours and lectures led by both local and national experts, will examine the relationship between parks and urban resilience through discussions pertaining to:
- Planning for resilient parks
- Parks and community resilience
- Parks and the resilience of the built environment
- Parks and ecological resilience
Who Should Attend
The Parks & Greenspace Conference offers something for everyone!
- Parks & recreation professionals
- Policy makers
- Architects & landscape architects
- Urban planners
- Community members
- Environmental & civil engineers
- Real estate developers
- Environmental lawyers
- Anyone who loves parks!
President of 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation
Michael Berkowitz joined the Rockefeller Foundation in August 2013 to shape and oversee the 100 Resilient Cities (100 RC), a nonprofit dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. Previously, he worked at Deutsche Bank, most recently as the deputy global head of Operational Risk Management (ORM). In that capacity, he oversaw the firm’s OR capital planning efforts, served as a primary regulatory contact and connected the myriad operational risk management efforts group-wide.
Kate Orff is a landscape architect envisioning new forms of public space that reveal and revive the hidden ecological systems underlying our built environments and encourage urban residents to become active stewards of their natural surroundings. Her research and design practice addresses the challenges posed by urbanization and climate change (such as biodiversity loss and rising sea levels) through in-depth collaborations with ecologists, engineers, educators, artists, and community members that aim to make our urban habitats more adaptive and resilient.