Wednesday, November 17th, 6:30PM  ·  Virtual
Speaker Candidates Forum: A New Vision for Open Space

What can the next City Council can do to support a more equitable, better-funded public realm in NYC?

Join New Yorkers for Parks, the New York League of Conservation Voters, the Regional Plan Association, and the Center for an Urban Future for a virtual New York City Council Speaker Candidates Forum at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17.

The Forum will be hosted on Zoom as a webinar and shared via livestream online.

Katie Honan, political and metro reporter at THE CITY, will moderate.

Participating candidates:

  • Adrienne Adams
  • Diana Ayala
  • Justin Brannan
  • Gale Brewer
  • Francisco Moya
  • Keith Powers
  • Carlina Rivera

Invited candidates:

  • Farah Louis

After a pandemic that highlighted the importance of open space to quality of life in our city, we need a policy agenda that prioritizes the public realm – the streets, parks, sidewalks, community spaces we use every day – to support climate resilience and economic recovery while reclaiming space for New Yorkers.

We will ask leading candidates for Speaker how they would advance a comprehensive open space plan, building upon pandemic-era innovations including Open Streets and Open Restaurants to reclaim more shared space for New Yorkers.




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