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How City Parks Contribute to Vibrant and Healthy Communities for All

As governments at all levels cut budgets for parks, this session will make a strong case for city parks and illustrate their vital role in creating vibrant and healthy communities. This session will inspire a vision for parks as central drivers to vibrant cities and suggest concrete actions to help move you from talking to doing!

Using examples from cities around the world, including many in the US, we’ll see how to maximize the benefits of parks: economic development, environmental wellbeing, increased mobility, physical and mental health, and recreation for all. Special emphasis will be placed on the needs of our most vulnerable citizens: children, older adults, and the poor.

This presentation will be followed by a discussion.