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Parks and Private Development: Designing Multi-Functional Infrastructure

This session will look at large-scale planning and implementation of park systems that are catalyzing mixed-use communities in the Americas in partnership with private sector developers.

In Texas, three projects—from a former airport turned LEED certified neighborhood in Austin, to Alliance Town Center in Ft. Worth that incorporates a 14-acre stream and prairie restoration, to a national league football training facility outfitted with next generation smart technology for water conservation—are making the most of parks to shape stormwater infrastructure and reimagine communities.

Attendees will also hear about Bogota, Colombia’s North City project, one of the first of its kind in Latin America, where the city is working with the private sector to design a park-centered sustainable city with 450,000 new homes.