From Parks to Energized Open Spaces

APA National Capital Area Chapter


Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:30 p.m. EST

Silver Spring, MD, United States

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Montgomery County has established a rich variety of parks for recreation, relaxation and civic engagement.  This session will introduce planners to new ways of activating and programming public open spaces in urban, mixed-use areas based on successes experienced by both a nonprofit corporation and a local government.  

Best practices will be presented to offer planners suggestions on how to transform public open spaces into destinations for recreational, cultural and commercial activities which promote community.  


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Joe Forkin

For two decades, Joseph Forkin has been a key strategist in waterfront planning, zoning and development with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. This non-profit organization is working to transform the Delaware riverfront in Philadelphia into a vibrant destination that will extend the city to the river’s edge. Forkin has ... Read More

Rachel Newhouse


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