Don't miss this exclusive event with the NY Parks Commissioner - Mitchell Silver
The COVID-19 global pandemic has altered our social connections and physical relationships to people in public and private spaces. In some regions of the United States, shelter in place orders have prohibited non-essential outdoor activities. However, parks and public spaces have remained open with social or physical distancing guidelines. What role has public space played during COVID-19? What lessons can be learned about the value of parks and public spaces? How will COVID-19 impact the use of public space in the future? Tune in to listen how New York City and other American cities have dealt with managing parks and public spaces during the global pandemic.
Topic: How to Manage and Support safe use Public Space During Covid-19
When: Friday 22nd May 9.00am AEST
Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Hon. ASLA Mitchell Silver became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks in May 2014. Commissioner Silver is also a past president of the American Planning Association (APA). Mitchell is an award-winning planner with over 35 years of experience. He is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to contemporary planning and urban design issues. Silver is fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). One of the nation's most celebrated urban thinkers, in 2017 Commissioner Silver was elected to Planetizen's list of the 100 Most Influential Urbanists in the world.