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Greater & Greener 2019

Greater & Greener is the leading international conference for exploring the role of parks in addressing some of the biggest challenges in cities. The highly curated sessions, workshops, and tours facilitate an honest dialogue around social equity, cross-agency and cross-sector partnerships, funding models, and replicable solutions for cities.

Join City Parks Alliance, Denver Parks and Recreation, and more than 1,000 global park leaders in Denver, Colorado, July 20-24 for Greater & Greener 2019: Exploring Natural Connections.

The five-day conference is an exciting blend of indoor sessions and outdoor experiences that bring the power of parks to life. It starts with more than a dozen guided weekend tours highlighting the vast outdoor resources and landmarks of the Denver metro area including Paco Sanchez Park, Confluence Park, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Stapleton, and more. On Wednesday, the International Forum provides an in-depth look at select projects and models from around the globe.

More than 140 speakers confirmed including keynote speakers and Mayors Forum panelists:
  • Dr. Charles Nilon, Urban Wildlife Ecologist, University of Missouri
  • Erion Veliaj, Mayor, Municipality of Tirana, Albania
  • Dr. Yılmaz Büyükerşen, Mayor, City of Eskisehir, Turkey
  • Juan Camilo Gonzalez, North City General Manager, Bogota, Colombia
  • Rosalynn Bliss, Mayor, City of Grand Rapids
  • Michael Hancock, Mayor, City of Denver
  • Knox White, Mayor, City of Greenville, SC
Greater & Greener offers more than 40 sessions with LA CES professional development hours including:
Register today and connect with parks and recreation professionals, public works, city planning and other municipal agency representatives, mayors, community leaders, designers, landscape architects, developers, and other stakeholders involved in city building at Greater & Greener 2019!

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