Parks and Greenspace Conference

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    • Monday March 31, 2014
      6:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Atlanta Botanical Gardens
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Full Summary: Park Pride Deadline for Breakout Session Proposals: November 1. Park Pride’s 13th annual conference is set for March 31, 2014 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and session proposals are now being accepted. This conference, entitled “Pipes to Parks: Creating Greenspace with Rainwater,” will focus on green infrastructure and its relationship to parks and greenspace. The event will highlight existing opportunities for development, inspire cooperation from diverse partners, and influence decision-makers to creatively solve problems concerning infrastructure while producing wonderful parks and greenspaces that provide multiple benefits to communities. To submit a session proposal, visit http://www.parkpride.org/conference/ and review the  Call for Presentations.

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Pipes to Parks: Creating Greenspace with Rainwater

Green Infrastructure: Sustainable and natural management techniques that harvest, treat and utilize rain runoff in greenspaces such as parks, bio-swales, constructed wetlands and rooftop gardens, diverting water away from and reducing a need for traditional "gray" infrastructure (i.e. sewers and drainage pipes). 

All over the country, communities and municipalities are implementing ground-breaking projects that leverage rainwater runoff and green infrastructure techniques to build innovative parks and greenspaces. In addition to improving water quality, these new greenspaces can catalyze redevelopment, mitigate storm water flooding, provide off-road transportation corridors, transform neighborhoods, and often provide community amenities where none existed previously. 

The 2014 Parks and Greenspace Conference will highlight existing opportunities for development, inspire cooperation from diverse partners, and influence decision-makers to creatively solve problems concerning infrastructure while producing wonderful parks and greenspaces that provide multiple benefits to communities.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Park Pride is currently accepting submissions for keynote speakers, breakout session presenters, and tours highlighting green infrastructure. If you're interested in presenting at "Pipes to Parks" please refer to the Call for Presentations.

SPONSORSHIPS
If you're interested in sponsorship opportunities for "Pipes to Parks," please download our sponsorship packet for details. For questions or more information, contact Betty atbetty@parkpride.org

REGISTRATION
Stay tuned: registration for General Admission will open in November! 

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Keywords
bioswale, conference, park pride, rainwater
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  • Created By: Kyle James
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  • Created On: Sep 25, 2013 - 4:11pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:04pm