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Connections: Urban planner Tupper Thomas and the value of public parks

Apr 21, 2017

We talk to urban planner Tupper Thomas. She's been called a "park saver," and is known for her work restoring Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

Thomas is coming to Rochester to talk about how quality public spaces can improve the health of communities. We talk to her about the value of urban parks, the challenges they face, and she shares her thoughts about Rochester's parks. Our guests: 

  • Tupper Thomas, urban planner and former administrator of Prospect Park in Brooklyn
  • Larry Staub, director of Monroe County Parks
  • JoAnn Beck, president of the Highland Park Conservancy
  • Marjorie Searl, board member for the Landmark Society of Western New York and the Highland Park Conservancy

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