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Creating Vibrant Public Places- The Role of Programming & Management

Dan Biederman, president of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures and head of the Bryant Park Corporation and the 34th Street Partnership, is responsible for the renovation of Bryant Park in NYC and its operation as America’s best-used, privately managed public park. In Boston, he has led the renovation of the Brewer Fountain Plaza in the Boston Common, the programming upgrades at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and currently oversees events and sponsorships for Equity Office Properties at South Station and consults with MIT on their east campus gateway and Kendall Square Initiatives.

During his presentation, Mr. Biederman will explain how programming creates vibrant public places, the types of activities that work, the role government plays in privately managed BIDs, and lessons learned about public behavior and preferences, ranging from research originally done by William "Holly" Whyte to BRV's experiences on projects across the country.

For those who qualify, 2 LUs are available

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