What:   (r)Evolutionary Parks — The Future of Public Space  

When:   Wednesday, January 11, 2012
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Where:   William G. McGowan Theater
National Archives Building
Washington, DC



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 hosted a panel discussion to explore new ways to think about public space. The public program featured a dynamic panel:

Moderator: Photo: Jason SchupbachJason Schupbach
Director of Design, National Endowment for the Arts
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Photo: John BelaJohn Bela
Founder and Principal, Rebar
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Photo: Theaster GatesTheaster Gates
Artist and Cultural Planner
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Tupper ThomasTupper Thomas
Former President, Prospect Park Alliance
Former Administrator, Prospect Park
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The program was presented in partnership by the National Capital Planning Commission, Trust for the National Mall, City Parks Alliance, and the National Archives. The program was 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 www.nationalmalldesign.org.

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