On Tuesday, April 22, 2008, the Design Trust for Public Space and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation hosted an Earth Day symposium, "Park Design for the 21st Century."
by prominent professionals illuminated cutting-edge strategies for high performance landscapes. The new techniques and innovative designs discussed informed our sustainable manual, High Performance Landscape Guidelines,
published in partnership with NYC Department of Parks & Recreation in 2011.
The symposium took place at the Center for Architecture from 12:30 to 5:00 pm and was free and open to the public. Welcome remarks by Design Trust Executive Director Deborah Marton and NYC Parks Department's Chief of Design Charles McKinney were followed by two panel presentations with open discussion.
Download a PDF summary
of all the presentations and the open discussion, written by Design Trust fellow Steve Caputo. Select presentations are now available as a PDF download; click the presentation titles that are in bold to open a new window with the PDF.