ULI Monthly Breakfast Series: The Case for Open Space – Parks as Economic Drivers to Development
From the Highline in New York City to Klyde Warren Park in Dallas to Balboa Park in San Diego, it’s been well-documented that parks and open space act as economic catalysts to neighborhoods that surround them. They are an essential part of our urban fabric connected to both physical health and to people’s sense of well-being. However, parks are evolving. No longer the passive green spaces of the City Beautiful Movement of the early 20th Century, parks are now the center of community gathering, entertainment, respite, relaxation, and provide a neutral space for important social connections. Join us to hear from local developers, designers and park experts on how to make these new green spaces more successful, livable, and financially sustainable.
Speakers: Todd Galarneau, Senior Vice President of Land Development, Meridian Group, Nathan Elliot, Principal, OJB