Join Olmsted 200 partner City Parks Alliance at their upcoming conference in 2022.

City Parks Alliance is pleased to announce a call for speaker presentations for Greater & Greener 2022 in Philadelphia, PA on June 18-21, 2020.

Greater & Greener is the leading international conference for urban park leaders, design professionals, public officials, advocates, funders, and innovators to explore the role of parks and recreation in addressing some of the biggest challenges facing 21st-century cities. The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated a national dialogue on the essential role of parks and open spaces in our cities, and Greater & Greener will continue to lead this conversation by bringing together experts to share lessons, network across sectors, and engage together.

Greater & Greener is an opportunity to share your work with more than 1,000 urban leaders and park practitioners from around the world. We welcome your creativity and proposals for presentation topics that will enable us to collectively reflect and share ideas for how parks and open spaces can better serve this moment and our communities going forward.


At the conference, we are interested in framing conversations with speakers and participants around the complex challenges we all face, and how we are working in partnership to create more equitable, vibrant, resilient, and inclusive communities.

Tracks for Greater & Greener are framed around a series of questions. We are interested in hearing how you are grappling with these questions, the new or innovative approaches you are implementing that are having an impact, and what you are learning along the way. We also want to hear what questions you think are important to be discussing. Track descriptions and their corresponding questions can be found here.


To start the submission process, click on the button below. Presentation proposals must be submitted on or before August 30, 2021.

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