Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Today! [r]Evolutionary Parks: The Future of Public Space Event in WDC

From the National Capital Planning Commission website:

"Wednesday, January 11, 2012
7:00 – 8:30 PM
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Where:   William G. McGowan Theater
National Archives Building
Washington, DC
(Attendees should use the Special Events entrance, located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW)
Map it | Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
Overview:   In today's evolving world, how can parks and public spaces like the National Mall thrive while successfully responding to the diverse and often competing array of future needs? The National Capital Planning Commission, the Trust for the National Mall, the City Parks Alliance, and the National Archives host a panel discussion to explore new ways to think about public space. The public program features a dynamic panel:

Jason Schupbach
Director of Design, National Endowment for the Arts
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John Bela
Founder and Principal, Rebar
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Theaster Gates
Artist and Cultural Planner
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Tupper Thomas
Former President, Prospect Park Alliance
Former Administrator, Prospect Park
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The program is presented in partnership by the National Capital Planning Commission, Trust for the National Mall, City Parks Alliance, and the National Archives. The program is a companion event to the Design Competition, sponsored by the Trust, in which many of the country’s leading designers are proposing designs to enhance the beauty, usefulness and sustainability of the three major areas on the National Mall prioritized for redesign in the National Mall Plan. Learn more about the competition at

Continuing education credit for planning and design professionals. AICP CM: 1.5"

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