Knight Public Spaces Forum 2020


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Date(s) - Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm

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In these unprecedented times, public spaces are even more essential to our communities, and how we plan, design, program, and engage in those spaces is changing.

Throughout the virtual forum, we’ll examine how leaders across the country are pivoting their public space plans and operations in light of COVID-19 and investing in the future. We’ll hear from leaders in the field, like New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, spatial justice advocate Liz Ogbu, and Uber’s Shin-pei Tsay. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Akron Mayor Daniel Horrigan will talk through how city leaders are exploring the power of public spaces during a pandemic, and we’ll hear insights from many of the extraordinary Knight Public Spaces Fellows.