NCPC presentation this Wednesday:(r)Evolutionary Parks: The Future of Public Space
From the NCPC
In today's evolving world, how can parks and public spaces like the National Mall thrive while successfully responding to the diverse and often competing array of future needs?
The National Capital Planning Commission, the Trust for the National Mall, the City Parks Alliance, and the National Archives host a panel discussion to explore new ways to think about public space. The public program features a dynamic panel:
§ Jason Schupbach, Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts (Moderator)
§ John Bela, founder and principal, Rebar
§ Theaster Gates, artist and cultural planner
§ Tupper Thomas, former President of the Prospect Park Alliance and Administrator of Prospect Park
Wednesday, January 11, 2011 7:00 – 8:30 PM
William C. McGowan Theater National Archives700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
The program is a companion event to the Trust-sponsored National Mall Design Competition that seeks to redesign three spaces on the National Mall. The public is invited to attend and contribute their thoughts to the discussion which will be incorporated into the competition.