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Join us for Meeting Our Climate Future: Lessons in Public-Private Parks Partnerships, a free, public discussion on the shared goals of public parks departments and private parks organizations, as well as the role of partnerships between these two groups in preparing for our climate future.
Kathryn Ott Lovell, Philadelphia Parks Commissioner and 2019 Party in the Park Liff Spirit Awardee
Commissioner Lovell will discuss highlights of her signature achievements with the City of Philadelphia Parks Department and at her previous role with the Fairmont Parks Conservancy. Additionally, Kathryn will highlight the City of Philadelphia’s leading work on climate readiness with its Stormwater Management programs, in which Philadelphia will invest $2.4 billion in the coming years.
Chris Cook, Chief, Environment, Energy, and Open Space; Commissioner, Parks and Recreation, Boston
Chief Cook will present the City’s climate-ready vision to enhance Boston’s waterfront through accessible green space, infrastructure improvements and more.
Karen Mauney-Brodek, President, Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Karen will discuss the history America’s first “green infrastructure” project – the Emerald Necklace and the Muddy River – as well as their ongoing restoration. She will also touch on plans for a more resilient Charlesgate Park and highlight other past and proposed partnerships.