Parks For All: How City Parks Address Inequity

Join The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center and The Trust for Public Land for a timely panel discussion about the ways that public open spaces can address interwoven health, social, economic, and environmental inequities. This conversation will cover obstacles to equitable access, including the overlapping challenges of environmental stewardship, resilient infrastructure, and transportation, as well as solutions to these barriers and ways that audience members can engage with their community to advocate for their green spaces. This panel is presented as part of the programming accompanying the Leventhal Center’s current exhibition, Breathing Room: Mapping Boston’s Green Spaces.

Panelists include Madhu C. Dutta-Koehler, Associate Professor of Practice and Director of City Planning and Urban Affairs at Boston University; Ted Landsmark, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy; and Kevin Essington, Director, Southern New England Area at The Trust for Public Land. The panel will be moderated by Chris Cook, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space for the City of Boston.

Following a question-and-answer session, audience members and panelists are invited to view the Leventhal Center’s exhibition, Breathing Room: Mapping Boston’s Green Spaces.

This event is free but seating is limited, so be sure to RSVP at