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Presented by City Parks Alliance
June 18-21, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA

Inspiring Solutions to Urban Challenges

Our interactive sessions explore how parks spur economic growth, showcase local cultures, support diverse populations and civic involvement, provide health benefits, job creation, & equitable solutions to environmental challenges.

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Presented by City Parks Alliance
June 18-21, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA

A Conference Unlike Any Other

With more sessions outside than in, you’ll meet, network, and learn from renowned experts, leaders, and your peers in sessions that will inspire and excite you with solutions you can bring home. Join leaders from Philadelphia & more than 200 cities for this dynamic gathering.

 

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Presented by City Parks Alliance
June 18-21, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Parks Story

Philadelphia has a story to tell -- of transformative investment in parks and open spaces. Go behind the scenes of former industrial spaces turned into successful public attractions & meet the innovators who made it happen.

Why Attend

FAIRMOUNT PARK, PHILADELPHIA, PA

June 18 – 21, 2022

Greater & Greener 2022: Philadelphia, PA

Presented in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy

The Greater & Greener biennial conference explores how urban parks can be designed, developed, programmed, funded, and sustained to meet the challenges facing 21st-century cities. The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated a national dialogue on the essential role of parks in our cities, and Greater & Greener will continue to lead this conversation by bringing together experts to share lessons, network across sectors, and engage together. We continue planning for our in-person conference in Philadelphia in June of 2022, with weekend tours, mobile workshops, and breakout sessions, however, we are considering a number of contingency plans involving a variety of virtual and in-person formats.

Emerging Issues Facing Today’s Park Professionals

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Resilient Cities

The future of our communities depends on our capacity to respond and recover from disasters of various types and the underlying inequities of everyday life.

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Safe, Healthy, Inclusive Communities

Parks, trails, and public spaces are central to people’s physical, mental, and spiritual health.

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Co-Creating Civic Life

Residents, institutional leaders, and government are coming together to ensure public space systems reflect local diversity and adapt to changing community needs.

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Equitable Economic and Community Development

Parks have the power to drive equitable economic and community development for surrounding areas.

Greater & Greener Sponsors & Supporters

Greater & Greener is a unique opportunity to network with an exceptional audience of key decision-makers from 200+ cities across the country and around the world. Conference support as of 7/12/21. View all sponsors here.

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City Parks Alliance

City Parks Alliance is the only independent, nationwide membership organization dedicated solely to urban parks. Our mission is to engage, educate and nurture a broad-based constituency to support the creation, revitalization and sustainability of parks and green spaces.

We recognize that city parks are integral to ensuring that communities are equitable, healthy, green, and that cities are economically competitive and resilient. Join City Parks Alliance today for discounted registration rates for Greater & Greener, year-round membership benefits, and networking opportunities.

July 15-19, 2024

Seattle, Washington

Seattle is a fast-growing city that is transforming its urban waterfront into a destination for tourists and residents and yet smartly reconnecting it to its historic city center. Seattle is likewise looking to creatively tap into private spaces for public use and exploring new park funding mechanisms to guarantee maintenance and programming capital for its parks.

 

The Toro Urban Park Innovation Award, sponsored by The Toro Company, recognizes innovation in park management and practices, and is presented in conjunction with City Parks Alliance and Greater & Greener.

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A Platform of Leading Ideas for Parks

Greater & Greener brings experts from across sectors to explore the potential of parks in building resilient, competitive, and equitable cities. Journalists interested in attending Greater & Greener and covering these emerging park issues should contact Tom McCann, Director of Communications and Marketing, City Parks Alliance: tmccann@cityparksalliance.org; (202) 930-7430.

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    Become an Exhibitor

    As an exhibitor, you have an opportunity to showcase your products and services at the premier international forum for urban park innovation– only 25 spots!

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    Submit a Session Proposal

    The call for speaker presentations for Greater & Greener 2022 is now open! Share your work with more than 1000+ park practitioners from around the world.

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    Why Attend?

    Greater & Greener 2022 is an exciting blend of indoor sessions and outdoor experiences that bring the power of parks to life.

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Address the Serious Issues Facing Parks and Cities

Greater & Greener is the only conference dedicated to exploring the full potential of parks as city-building tools. Conference tracks explore parks and infrastructure, job creation, municipal cost-savings, economic drivers, health benefits, quality of life, competitive advantages between cities as they vie for residents, lure businesses and solve environmental challenges. 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.

Recognizing Innovation in Park Management and Practices

The Toro Urban Park Innovation Award, sponsored by The Toro Company, recognizes innovation in park management and practices and is presented in partnership with City Parks Alliance. The award is announced ahead of the Greater & Greener international urban parks conference and is one of the ways that the conference creates a lasting impact on the parks and community.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Greater & Greener is a unique opportunity to network with an exceptional audience of key decision-makers from 200+ cities across the country and around the world. Join leaders in the philanthropic, corporate, and advocacy sectors at Greater & Greener 2022.

The conference includes valuable sponsorship opportunities and benefits at multiple price points that are right for your organization. To discuss custom sponsorship package options, contact Hilary Dick.