Plenary Archive

  • The Imperfect Challenge of Diverting Waste in Parks

    Recycling and composting in parks present significant challenges. Unlike in buildings, controlling the situation outdoors is difficult, and parks agencies must…

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  • Greenway Maintenance for Climate Resilience

    How can we ensure that our parks and green spaces are properly maintained while also taking into account extreme climate impacts? In this Peer Conversation, di…

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  • Power Sharing and Community-Driven Design for Parks

    What is "power-sharing" and how can it take the concept of community engagement to the next level in park partnerships? This panel dialogue will discuss t…

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  • Decolonizing Public Spaces and Community Engagement through Indigenous Placekeeping and Partnerships

    During the panel session, the speakers will discuss various initiatives to decolonize public spaces and promote community engagement through Indigenous placeke…

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  • Creating Jobs, Developing Skills, and Fostering Ownership in Parks and Public Spaces

    This panel dialogue will highlight parks-related workforce development programs with the potential to transform communities. Panelists will discuss the ch…

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  • Partnering with Medical Districts for Placemaking and Public Health

    Clusters of anchor institutions such as hospitals and healthcare facilities offer natural partners for parks practitioners to collaborate with to create, manag…

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  • The Duwamish Valley Resilience District: Collaborating on Sea-Level Adaptation Infrastructure

    The Duwamish Valley Resilience District is located in the South Park and Georgetown neighborhoods of Seattle on the Duwamish River, which is home to the tradit…

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  • Funding Community-Initiated Projects

    In this Innovation Round, participants will learn about unique approaches to funding community-led initiatives and discuss strategies for finding additional su…

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  • Networking Break & Ice Cream Social

    We hope you left room for ice cream! After lunch, return to the Exhibition Hall for additional time with our exhibitors and our popular ice cream social.

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  • Using Data to Create Equitable Park Investment Strategies

    As park leaders, we know the tremendous benefits of parks and open spaces to physical and mental health, local economies, climate resilience, and community con…

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  • Giving Voice to Artists through Parks and Community Engagement

    This workshop explores how art is crucial in empowering individuals to understand their communities better. Beyond its intrinsic value, art enhances the liveli…

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  • Pacific Northwest Public Gardens

    Visit two of the Pacific Northwest’s most spectacular public gardens made possible through public-private partnerships: the Olmsted-designed Washington Park Ar…

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  • Walk & Talk: Victor Steinbrueck & Pike Place Market

    Join a City Parks Alliance Board Member and fellow attendees on an informal walk to a local park. While this is not a guided tour of a specific park, it's an o…

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  • Boating and Birding in Seattle’s Magnificent Old-Growth Forest

    Explore an old-growth forest right in the middle of Seattle and learn about the history, nature, and partnerships that make Seward Park a regional attraction.&…

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  • From Swords to Plowshares: Warren G. Magnuson Park

    Discover Magnuson Park, Seattle’s second largest park at 350 acres, and learn about its transformation from a U.S. Naval Base into a dynamic, complex ecosystem…

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  • Walk & Talk: City Hall Park, Pioneer Square, and Occidental Square

    Join a City Parks Alliance Board Member and fellow attendees on an informal walk to a local park. While this is not a guided tour of a specific park, it's an o…

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  • From Mountain Forests to Faucets: Collaborative Conservation in a Changing Climate

    Our increasingly hot, dry summers increase demand for water for spray parks, pools, and wading pools and prompt watering restrictions for park landscapes. The …

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  • Walk & Talk: South Lake Union and Amazon Spheres

    Join a City Parks Alliance Board Member and fellow attendees on an informal walk to a local park. While this is not a guided tour of a specific park, it's an o…

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  • Walk & Talk: The Seattle Waterfront

    Join a City Parks Alliance Board Member and fellow attendees on an informal walk to a local park. While this is not a guided tour of a specific park, it's an o…

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  • Walk & Talk: Victor Steinbrueck & Pike Place Market

    Join a City Parks Alliance Board Member and fellow attendees on an informal walk to a local park. While this is not a guided tour of a specific park, it's an o…

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