ULI Minnesota encourages you to check out and sign up for Greater & Greener 2017, which will be held locally in Minneapolis and Saint Paul! Greater & Greener is an international urban parks conference and will run from July 29th through August 2nd.
Early bird registration is available through the end of March. For more information including registration, click here.
From the City Parks Alliance press release:
Park leaders, city planners, design professionals, and urban park advocates will convene in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, July 29-August 2, for Greater & Greener 2017: Connecting Cities, Cultures, & Generations. This five-day indoor and outdoor conference will focus on the role of urban parks in creating healthy, resilient, and economically competitive cities. Greater & Greener 2017 is presented by City Parks Alliance in partnership with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
Greater & Greener is held every two years and 2017 is the first time the conference is being co-hosted by two cities, Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The Twin Cities provide excellent examples of how mid-sized cities are leveraging the power of parks to support their infrastructure, economies and the health of their citizens and the conference will feature these examples through 20 tours and 45 mobile workshops getting attendees outside. The 80 sessions and 100 speakers will focus on four tracks; Youth Development, Planning Healthy Systems, The Creative Culture of Parks, and City Park Essentials. An International Forum on the final day of the conference will focus on global trends and approaches that cities across the world are taking to leverage the power of parks and green space.