Parks have become a beacon in this new world we live in, and they should be celebrated.
Join ULI Pittsburgh for our 5th program in the Elements of Placemaking Series, designed to educate and inspire best practices of placemaking.
Our Tour Guide, Gavin White of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will highlight some of our great parks and why they are important.
Gavin White is from Mars (a small town 45 minutes north of Pittsburgh). As the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s Community Projects Manager, Gavin combines on-the-ground building experience with a passion for public engagement to ensure resident-driven park plans become built projects that provide community and ecological benefits. He engages in planning efforts and policy discussions across the city, advancing the belief that parks can play a role in myriad city challenges. Gavin also serves as executive officer for World Urban Parks Climate Change and Resilience Committee, a group of park and design professionals from around the world dedicated to the role parks play in mitigating climate change and building resilience. He sees urban parks as a network of living infrastructure that improves individual, community, and environmental health, making cities better places to live.