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Placemaking Network

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    Knowledge Community



Creating Context: Transformative Parks and Open Space

What are the successful elements of an urban park? How are successful open spaces planned? What role does programming public spaces play in the ultimate success of urban parks?

As more cities become aware of the benefits associated with the creation of well programmed public open spaces, a variety of program elements and improvements are being incorporated into today’s parks. Formulating such an open space requires an understanding of culture, connectivity, stewardship and community. Jereck Boss ASLA, principal, and Cody Klein ASLA, vice president, from The Office of James Burnett (OJB) will present four case study parks that are shaping this new "American Green": Klyde Warren Park, ULI Urban Open Space Award Winner 2014; Myriad Botanical Gardens, ULI Urban Open Space Award Winner 2015; LeBauer Park and Levy Park.

For those who qualify, 2 LUs are available

Upcoming Committee Meetings
June 20, 2016—Creating Vibrant Public Places- The Role of Programming & Management

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Image: The Office of James Burnett