may, 2016

25may6:30 pm8:30 pmAustin - Imagine Austin Speaker Series: Why Parks Matter and How Cities Can Benefit

Event Details

Invitation to attend upcoming Imagine Austin Speaker Series:

Why Parks Matter and How Cities Can Benefit with Gia Biagi

Date and Time: May 25, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina Street, Austin Texas

Urban parks play a vital role in cities as a critical part of civic infrastructure that promotes community engagement, improves health outcomes, drives economic development, and contributes to more resilient, safe, and sustainable communities. With strategic investments in their park and recreation systems, cities can achieve measurable social, economic, and public health benefits, especially when those investments are aligned with other system-wide planning efforts and partnership opportunities.  Hear from urban planner/designer and park expert Gia Biagi, former Chief of Staff for the Chicago Park District, who will share insights on why parks matter as a strategic priority and how to leverage parks to meet the needs of the city as a whole.

Our featured speaker, Gia Biagi, is Senior Director for Urbanism + Civic Impact at Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design collective located in Chicago and New York. A strategic thinker who connects ideas with action, Gia is widely regarded as a thought leader in the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of urban public space.

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(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm