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Spring 2018 Urban Park Practitioners Roundtable
April 25 - April 27
Join the Central Park Conservancy’s Institute for Urban Parks this April in Buffalo, NY for the next Urban Park Practitioners Roundtable!
Dates: Wednesday, April 25 — Friday, April 27, 2018
Location: Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center in Buffalo, NY
The Practitioners Roundtable convenes park professionals from around the country with the goal of strengthening the professional practices of urban park management. Participants spend two days immersed in facilitated discussions, learning from peers, while sharing insights, experiences, and expertise.
This roundtable will continue the discussion on key performance indicators (KPIs) for urban parks. Institute staff will present the findings from the November 2017 Roundtable on KPIs for group review and comment and explore the issues raised in a series of facilitated small group discussions.
The Roundtable coincides with Olmsteducation Week, which will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Olmsted Parks in Buffalo. Special events for participants include a private tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House and a Frederick Law Olmsted birthday celebration! We will pay particular attention to how Roundtable issues relate to historic landscapes, taking advantage of the rich heritage of Buffalo’s park system.
There is no fee to attend the Practitioners Roundtable. Registration is required. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Meals and a preferred rate at the Henry Hotel will be provided.
To register, please email Samantha Marsden at firstname.lastname@example.org. Capacity is limited to 30 participants. Due to space restrictions, each organization may register a maximum of two (2) representatives. Please register at your earliest convenience.
About the Central Park Conservancy Institute
The Central Park Conservancy Institute develops programs that advance the stewardship of urban parks and green space and teach park professionals and executives best practices for managing urban parks.
Urban parks are a critical component of municipal infrastructure essential to the long-term livability and sustainability of cities. Through the Institute, the Conservancy helps to ensure that dedicated public and professional stewards help urban parks deliver the economic, social, health, and ecological benefits to an increasingly urbanized world.
A community calendar featuring events held within our parks. Some events are sponsored by BOPC and others by members of the community.