November 13, 2015
Science and Management of 21st Century Urban Parks
About the Conference
Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT.
The Hixon Center for Urban Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in partnership with the NYC Urban Field Station and 21st Century Parks is convening this conference to explore the future of urban parks given projections of increasing urbanization. Leading researchers, investors and land managers will explore a range of possibilities to meet needs for future populations including how science can guide better design solutions, and the role of private investment in public lands.
Schedule of Events
Coffee & Registration
Sir Peter Crane
Mitchell J. Silver
Panel 1: Parks in Expanding and Contracting Cities
Rebecca Salminen Witt
Dr. Steward Pickett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Dr. Karen Seto, Yale School of Forestry
Panel 2: How Wild Can or Should Parks Be?
Dr. Suzanne Malec-McKenna
Dr. Liam Heneghan
Dr. Margaret Carreiro
Dr. Mark Bradford
Panel 3: Sustaining Parks
Sarah Charlop-Powers '09 MEM, Natural Areas Conservancy
Dr. Mark Wilson
Daniel Jones '06 MF