Join us in celebration of a successful year protecting, maintaining and improving the Emerald Necklace, as well as the exciting projects to come, at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s 2020 Annual Meeting: Charlesgate Park Revitalization: Re-Building Connections and a Community Park in the Emerald Necklace.
Discover our plans for the revitalization of Charlesgate Park, the first piece of the Emerald Necklace and the critical connection between Boston’s primary park systems, with a presentation and discussion with Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek, project architects Dan and Marie Adams of Landing Studio and Garrett Dash Nelson, Curator of Maps at the Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center.
President, Emerald Necklace Conservancy
As the Conservancy’s President, Karen Mauney-Brodek works with Conservancy staff and board members to spearhead capital projects, develop and grow park programs, establish annual budgets, expand fundraising efforts and boost public awareness of the parks to further the organization’s mission to protect, restore and maintain the 1,100 acres of the Emerald Necklace. Her tenure has seen the successful planning and execution of Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace, a large-scale, world-class art exhibition of five “fog sculptures” from Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya, which substantially increased the local and national profile of the Emerald Necklace parks, as well as the Conservancy’s partnership with neighborhood advocates for a major revitalization of Charlesgate Park, the start of the Emerald Necklace.
Dan Adams and Marie Law Adams
Principals, Landing Studio, Architects, Charlesgate Park Revitalization Project
Dan and Marie are the founding partners of Landing Studio, an architecture and urban design practice focused on improving large-scale infrastructure in cities. In coordination with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and Charlesgate Alliance, they are providing design services for the revitalization of Charlesgate Park. Dan is Director of the School of Architecture at Northeastern University. Marie is a Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at MIT.
Garrett Dash Nelson
Curator of Maps, Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center
Garrett Dash Nelson is Curator of Maps & Director of Geographic Scholarship at the Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library. He also works in cartography, spatial analysis, and the digital humanities to create new forms of visual representation in geography. He also works in cartography and the digital humanities to create new forms of visual representation in geography. He holds an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College, an MA in Landscape & Culture from the University of Nottingham and a PhD in Geography from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.