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New Yorkers for Parks: Investing in Park Infrastructure


Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am EST
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 10:30 am EST


Start: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am EST
End: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 10:30 am EST

This event is co-Hosted by AECOM, New York Building Congress, New Yorkers for Parks and The Trust for Public Land

Infrastructure is a priority for New York State and federal governments. Proposed federal policies will emphasize shovel-ready projects. Parks are increasingly recognized as critical infrastructure for public health, resilience, and community revitalization. Investment in park infrastructure generates jobs as well as environmental benefits. Our first panel will identify public policies that foster economic development. The second panel will focus on large-scale capital projects that emphasize parks and open space.



Mitchell L. Moss, Director, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation

Panel One: The Economic Impact of Park Infrastructure

Melissa Abramson, Senior Manager of Local Brand Engagement and Impact, REI

Vincent Albanese, Director of Policy & Public Affairs, NYS Laborers’ Organizing Fund & PAC

Adam Ganser, Executive Director, New Yorkers for Parks

Carter Strickland, New York State Director, The Trust for Public Land

Moderator: Carlo Scissura, President & CEO, New York Building Congress


Panel Two: Parks and Big Capital Project Initiatives

Amy L. Freitag, Executive Director, J.M. Kaplan Fund, and former Deputy Commissioner for Capital Projects, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

Mauricio Garcia, Chief Program & Engagement Officer, Friends of the High Line

Heather M. Morgan, RLA, Sustainability & Risk Management Lead for Metro New York, AECOM, and former National Sustainability Lead, US Army Corps of Engineers

Moderator: Mitchell L. Moss


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