Park Pride of Atlanta hosted a conference this week at the Atlanta Botanical Garden with keynote speakers Peter Harnik, Director of the Trust for Public Land's Center for City Park Excellence and Cynthia Nitkin, Senior Vice President at Project for Public Spaces.
These articles by the Saporta Report summarize the conference theme, Parks and People.
Parks can ignite growth in cities
by Maria Saporta
As more people move to the City of Atlanta, having quality parks is key
by Saba Long
Examples of the latest techniques in park building were discussed, including the Atlanta Beltline. (Another great example is Ellis Square in Savannah, a park on top of an underground parking garage.)
In her presentation, Cynthia said the key to having a great park is offering food, free wi-fi, seating and shade.