Mellon Forum: A Conversation with NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities will host a conversation with Mitchell J. Silver, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. This event will be held online via Zoom webinar — register in advance for a webinar link.

Silver will discuss how the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation worked to meet the challenges of coronavirus pandemic as it drives people and a range of new activities outdoors. Simultaneously, the pandemic has brought inequities in access to green space into stark relief. Silver will examine the insights the present moment has provided into how parks and public space can be redesigned in the future.

This event is part of the Fall 2020 Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment on the post-pandemic city organized by PEI/Princeton-Mellon Fellow Dietmar Offenhuber and Anu Ramaswami, the Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies, professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute.

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Mellon Forum: A Conversation with NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver

Event Date

Wed, Oct 14, 2020 ・ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location

Online via Zoom webinar

The Empire State building surrounded by other tall buildings

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities will host a conversation with Mitchell J. Silver, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. This event will be held online via Zoom webinar — register in advance for a webinar link.

Silver will discuss how the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation worked to meet the challenges of coronavirus pandemic as it drives people and a range of new activities outdoors. Simultaneously, the pandemic has brought inequities in access to green space into stark relief. Silver will examine the insights the present moment has provided into how parks and public space can be redesigned in the future.

This event is part of the Fall 2020 Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment on the post-pandemic city organized by PEI/Princeton-Mellon Fellow Dietmar Offenhuber and Anu Ramaswami, the Sanjay Swani ’87 Professor of India Studies, professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute.