SESSION 6 Keynote: Developing City Stewards for the 21st Century: National Park Service Urban Agenda
Monday, March 13, 2017
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. EDT
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Using case studies by the National Park Service’s Urban Liaisons, a two-year insurgent experiment to activate National Park Service programming in cities across the United States, we will describe some of the pitfalls and successes of attempting to boldly go where few park rangers have gone before. We will look closely at the situation on the ground in both Detroit, Michigan and Anacostia in Washington DC.
In 2015 the National Park Service launched its Urban Agenda, an initiative similar to that of many federal agencies anxious about the changing demographics in the country, and the pending shift to urbanized populations by 2050. Ten individuals were placed in ten cities to attempt to change the way the NPS engages with community level programs. Some are career employees, some come from partner organizations, and several are planners and architects.
Christopher Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org