An Urbanicity Alert

Registration Is Now Open!

Join more than 1,000 global park leaders in Denver July 20-24 for Greater & Greener 2019: Exploring Natural Connections.

This five-day indoor and outdoor conference will focus on the role of urban parks in creating healthy, resilient, equitable, and economically competitive cities.

The schedule is available online and is organized around the following tracks: Activating Urban Parks Through Recreation, City Parks Essentials, Equity, Funding, Parks as Infrastructure, and Urban Greening and Biodiversity.

Conference sessions, tours, mobile workshops, an international forum, and networking opportunities have been carefully curated to foster honest dialogue around social equity, cross-agency and cross-sector partnerships, funding models, and replicable solutions for parks.

“City parks promote environmental, social, and economic well-being and are critical

to city-building strategies in the 21st century."
--Catherine Nagel, Executive Director of City Parks Alliance



Session Spotlight: International Forum:

The world urban population will double from 3.5 billion to over 7 billion in the next 40 years with 8 of 10 people expected to live in cities by the year 2060. This means that half of the communities that will exist within the lifetime of our children have not been built yet.

Making parks a priority--especially in densely built cities--requires political leadership, creative vision, and a comprehensive urban development approach.

How can we redesign and rework the world’s cities to ensure they protect the earth’s natural environment and species, make them more biologically diverse, healthier and more humane for residents of all ages?

This half-day session will explore strategies that emerging cities are using to create a more sustainable future where greenspace is used to help address rapid growth and infrastructure challenges.



The Denver Metropolitan region is one of the fastest growing in the U.S., due in part to an ongoing commitment to an outdoor urban lifestyle.

“We are proud to partner with City Parks Alliance in hosting the 2019 Greater & Greener conference to create a unique experience showcasing Denver’s urban and mountain parks system. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Rocky Mountain region to not only share Denver’s green space success stories but to also provide an amazing opportunity to learn more about public space and urban landscape management from leaders throughout the world.”
--Happy Haynes, Executive Director of Denver Parks and Recreation

Take advantage of early bird rates!



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