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Boston College Citizen Seminar: October 6, 2010

sponsored by the chief executives' club of boston

Great Parks = Vibrant Cities:  Keeping Them Healthy in Hard Times

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Looking to the future of city parks

Elected and government officials, opinion leaders and park advocates came together at the Boston Public Library Wednesday for "Great Parks = Vibrant Cities:  Keeping Them Healthy in Hard Times" - a discussion on innovative solutions for the challenges now facing urban parks.

At right, Peter L. Rollins, President, Chief Executives' Club of Boston.

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, the Friends of the Public Garden sponsored the event with Primary Sponsor Boston College Citizen Seminars in association with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department.                             

Former Gov. Michael Dukakis moderated the discussion as prominent park leaders from across the country shared their best practices for improving urban parks and green spaces.

The Back Bay Sun, October 12, 2010

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A number of people gather outside the Raab Auditorium of the Boston Public Library.
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Panelist Robert Stanton,the 15th director and first African American National Park Service director.
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The esteemed panelists, from left to right: Robert Stanton, Director of the National Park Service; Meg Cheever Founding President & CEO of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy; Dan Biederman, Co-Founder & President of the Bryant Park Corporation; Elizabeth Goldstein, President of the California State Parks Foundation. The panel was moderated by former Governor Michael Dukakis.