Let's Talk Parks - Evening
Thursday, June 16
Thursday, June 16
Let's Talk Parks - Thursday, June 16th - Main Evening Event
Our open spaces are more than just parks.
They make up a network of not only parks, but also plazas, greenways, natural areas, trails, sports fields, boulevards, wildlife passages and urban amenities; they are the outdoor public spaces that provide places for recreation, for rest and relaxation, venues for social gatherings and events, places for commemoration, and locations that support urban services and infrastructure, such as stormwater management.
You are invited to Let's Talk Parks, the next event in the Great Ideas. Great City. Speaker Series in collaboration with the City-Region Studies Centre with the Faculty of Extensions at the University of Alberta. It highlights the launch of the City of Edmonton's new Green Network Strategy - Breathe. Let's Talk Parks is also intended to spark a conversation about urban ecologies and public green spaces from both a municipal and regional context.
Our keynote speaker is Nina-Marie Lister, a respected planning practitioner, academic and writer from Ryerson University whose work explores the relationship between landscape ecology and urbanism. As the director of the Ecological Design Lab, her perspective on the intersection of landscape infrastructure and ecological processes within metro regions will be a highly valuable contribution to our ongoing city-building conversation.
Following Prof. Lister's presentation we invite the audience to ask questions as part of a Q&A. Our host and moderator will be Dr. Kevin Jones from the City-Region Studies Centre. Joining Prof. Lister will be Peter Ohm, Chief Planner for the City of Edmonton, and Dr. Candace Nykiforuk from the U of A School of Public Health.
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square