Open Space Dialogues

The Open Space Dialogues panel series addresses five significant topics related to open spaces in New York City, produced by New Yorkers for Parks and New York Law School. Leaders of New York City’s public realm present and respond to ideas about the spaces we hold in common, and answer questions posed by an engaged and energetic audience of park advocates, lawyers, civil servants, and civic-minded individuals. New Yorkers for Parks is the city’s independent advocates for parks and open spaces; New York Law School is an incubator for ideas, actions, and leadership in its role as “New York’s law school.” The Open Space Dialogues elevates public conversations about New York City’s vital infrastructure of parks and green spaces.

Panel 2: Open Space Dialogues: From Vacant to Vibrant

November 19, 2018, 6 - 8 pm RSVP

Up-to-date speaker information found here.

Hosted by the Center for New York City Law and
The Impact Center for Public Interest Law
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013


Future events:

Topics and speakers TBD

January 9, 2019, 6 - 8 pm 

February 20, 2019, 6 - 8 pm

April 9, 2019, 6 - 8 pm

Hosted by the Center for New York City Law and
The Impact Center for Public Interest Law
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013



Past Events

Panel 1: Open Space Dialogues: Parks & Transportation

October 9, 2018, 6 - 8pm

How can transportation system improvements yield more open spaces? What opportunities does a transit crisis present for change in the public realm? What does the future of public realm inter-agency and public-private partnership look like? Panelists will present on and respond to these questions about two areas of public infrastructure.

Panelists

Laura Hansen, public space advocate 
Emily Weidenhof, Director of Public Space, NYC DOT 
Jessica Schumer, Executive Director, Friends of the BQX

Respondents

Kate Slevin, Senior Vice President, Regional Plan Association
Paul Steely White, Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives
Carter Strickland, New York State Director, The Trust for Public Land

Moderated by

Dana Rubinstein, Senior Reporter, Politico New York

Open Space Dialogues: Parks & Transportation
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6pm – 8pm
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Generously hosted by
The Center for New York City Law and 
The Impact Center for Public Interest Law 

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