Friday, March 6, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
9:00 Networking Breakfast 
9:30 Program begins

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CT Main Street Center Headquarters 
410 Sheldon Street
Hartford, CT 06107

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Judith Stahl 
Connecticut Main Street Center 

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The Economic Value of Urban Parks & Public Spaces

Not all super heroes wear capes! Join us for a morning exploring the
critical role landscape architects play in the places our lives happen, and
how they can help your town or urban neighborhood grow and thrive.



  • What is Landscape Architecture?
    W. Phillips Barlow, ASLA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal, To Design LLC
  • The Economic Value of Urban Parks
    Phillip Birge-Liberman, 
    Director, Urban Semester Program, UCONN Urban & Community Studies
  • CASE STUDIES:  Albany Skyway, Meriden Green, and Bushnell Park
    Gary Sorge, FASLA, Vice President, Community Development, Stantec
    Michael T. Doherty, PLA, Associate, Lead Landscape Architect, Milone & MacBroom
    W. Phillips Barlow, ASLA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal, To Design LLC


Urban design is about making connections between people and places, movement and urban form, nature and the built fabric, and that’s what we love to do. When it works, it can make for a magical experience that enriches the human spirit.”

- Phil Barlow, To Design LLC

    subject matter is appropriate for continuing
    education credits for Connecticut-licensed
    landscape architects.      

                                                                                                                            2.0 AICP CM credits
                                                                                                                            approved for planners