The Premier Event for Urban Park Professionals
Greater & Greener 2022 is an exciting blend of indoor sessions and outdoor experiences that bring the power of parks to life. The highly curated sessions, workshops, and tours facilitate an honest dialogue around solutions, cross-sector and peer-to-peer networking, and tools for building successful park partnerships. Join innovators and decision-makers from across the global urban parks community in forging a greater and greener path for our cities and urban landscapes.
Address the Serious Issues Facing Parks and Cities
Greater & Greener is the only conference solely dedicated to exploring the full potential of parks as city-building tools. Conference tracks explore parks and infrastructure, job creation, municipal cost-savings, equitable economic development, health benefits, an inclusive civic realm, and resiliency strategies. The highly curated experience with peers and expert voices from across sectors help fosters an honest conversation about the role of parks in solving some of the most challenging issues cities face today
Experience the Philadelphia Parks System
At Greater & Greener 2022, you will experience the unique Philadelphia park and recreation system. Enjoy expert-led tours and workshops highlighting key topics–from infrastructure reuse and nature-based design to public-private partnerships, pioneering play, community-led projects, innovative programming, and environmental stewardship. You’ll experience local initiatives and meet the innovators behind these creative approaches to Philadelphia’s vibrancy.
Invest in Your Organization
Keep your organization on the leading edge while learning the latest research, thinking, and solutions for building, funding, programming, and maintaining parks. Greater & Greener speakers and sessions provide repeatable models and recommendations from some of the most innovative leaders in the parks and recreation world.
Invest in Yourself with Continuing Education Credits
Greater & Greener 2022 is full of continuing education or professional development opportunities that help you maintain your licenses and advance your career. Greater & Greener will announce available credits once sessions are certified, but the 2019 conference included credits for Certified Parks and Recreation Professionals (CRRP), Certified Parks and Recreation Executives (CPRE), Landscape Architect Continuing Education Systems (LA CES), and Certification Maintenance for Planners (CM CREDITS).
Join a Global Conversation with Other Park Leaders
Greater & Greener 2022 is presented by City Parks Alliance in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy. Join leaders from Philadelphia and 200+ cities around the globe for this dynamic gathering. For the latest conference updates, sign up for our newsletter, and connect with City Parks Alliance on Facebook or Twitter using #greatergreener.
Learn from Park Leaders and Replicable Models
Through a unique blend of tours, mobile workshops, deep-dive sessions, innovation labs and other sessions, Greater & Greener explores the natural connections in your own cities. Speakers and moderators are carefully selected and sessions are specifically designed to demonstrate innovative, repeatable partnerships involving public, private, advocacy, funding, and other sectors to provide multiple perspectives.
Leverage Networking Opportunities
Greater & Greener provides valuable networking opportunities with park leaders from across the country and around the world through its many tours, mobile workshops, specific peer-to-peer sessions, receptions, and other special events.
- I’ve just been energized. Meeting people from different parts of the country, and even parts of the world. I’m going back energized, and ready to roll up my sleeves and do great things for New York city.Mitchell Silver New York City Parks and Recreation
- Six years ago I stumbled upon Greater & Greener and City Parks Alliance's websites, and six months later I attended Greater & Greener 2012 in New York. Greater & Greener changed my life, and I hope the conference inspires many to change the lives of others in their communities.Luis Romahn Asociación Nacional de Parques y Recreación
- We’re really pleased to be a sponsor. I can just see the energy that people have towards improving their own park systems and improving their communities.Rick Olson The Toro Company
Supervisor Approval Toolkit
Looking for a way to get approval or funding to attend Greater & Greener? We’ve put together a sample letter to share with your supervisor to consider your attendance at our conference.