Saturday, April 25, 2015

Everybody's Waterfront: Conversation on the Benefit of Parks

A Conversation with Peter Harnik

Wednesday, May 6, 2015  – 6:00-7:30pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center,
1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

Parks bring so many benefits – cultural, economic, environmental, health and social among others – and Peter Harnik knows them all. Come hear his thoughts about the Outer Harbor, and why Frederick Law Olmsted’s original vision offers as much wisdom in the 21st Century as it did in the 19th. This event is part of the series, It’s Everybody’s Waterfront.

Peter Harnik - Director, Center for City Park Excellence, The Trust for Public Land
Peter Harnik
A recognized expert on what makes park systems great, Peter Harnik is a sought-after speaker on the relationship between cities and parks. He has researched and written groundbreaking works on the issues facing urban parks. Formerly the coordinator of Environmental Action, Inc., he co-founded both the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail.
Harking is currently the director of Center for City Park Excellence | The Trust for Public Land

About This Event: Door’s open at 5:30 pm, seating is first come first served.  Parking is available in the Burchfield Penney lot and on the Buffalo State College campus. Ticketing will be suspended for this event.

About This Series: It’s Everybody’s Waterfront Buffalo’s Outer Harbor on Lake Erie has been hotly debated this last year, centered around the ECHDC’s planning effort, continuing a conversation that started at least 30 years ago with the NFTA Port closure. It is time to re-engage the public in the conversation about the Outer Harbor:
What is the future for this waterfront land?
What is the community’s vision for the Lake Erie Waterfront?

As demonstrated by Perkins+Will findings’, the public’s response remains consistent: the belief this land should be public, green, accessible and clean.  Let’s make this happen! We look forward to your participation and voice. 

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