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Parks for All: How City Parks Address Inequity (at Boston Public Library)

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Of interest to Franklin Park Coalition Members:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center invites a panel of experts to address the question of how cities can achieve equitable access to open spaces. Panelists will expand upon barriers to access, and the interwoven challenges of environmental stewardship, resilient infrastructure, and transportation; they will also talk about solutions, and the ways that audience members can engage politically to advocate for their open spaces. Panelists include Madhu C. Dutta-Koehler, Associate Professor of Practice and Director of City Planning and Urban Affairs at Boston University; Ted Landsmark, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy; and Kevin Essington, Director, Southern New England Area at The Trust for Public Land. The panel will be moderated by Chris Cook, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space for the City of Boston.

Following a question-and-answer session, audience members and panelists are invited to view the Leventhal Map Center’s exhibition, Breathing Room: Mapping Boston’s Green Spaces.