Friday April 15, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Miami-Dade College - Chapman Conference Center 
245 NE 4th St
RM 3210
Miami, FL 33132

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Miami-Dade Parks 
Miami-Dade Parks & Recreation 

Premier Sponsor

Knight Foundation

Leadership Sponsors

Miami Marlins
The Miami Foundation

Silver Sponsors

Amec Foster Wheeler
Carlton Fields, P.A.
José Milton Foundation, United Property Management
Kaufman, Rossin & Co.
Robert M. Levy & Associates
Wells Fargo

Advocate Sponsors

AARP Florida
Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County
Florida East Coast Industries
Health Foundation of South Florida
Kimley-Horn & Associates
Morris Family Foundation
Rep Services, Inc.
Savino Miller Design Studio P.A.

Additional Support provided by:

Broyhill in honor of Bill Solomon
Photography by Dephul
Kesser Productions
Landscape Forms, Inc.
The Mango Café
Miami-Dade College
Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade
Perkins + Will
Urban Land Institute/Southeast Florida/Caribbean

Great Park Summit 2016 

Note: Due to high pre-registration participants we may not be able to have on-site registration. We apologize in advance.

What is the Great Park Summit?
The Great Park Summit was created as a platform for dialog about the missing pieces in our community, and what we could do to make it great. Today the Summit,  is an opportunity to showcase the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces 50-year plan for connecting Miami-Dade County communities. Using parks, public spaces, natural and cultural areas, greenways, waterways and streets to bring people and parks together, the plan helps to solve some of our city’s most pressing problems. The Summit will highlight innovative planning designs, current trends in the field of planning and will include experts from around the country who will share ideas and best practices in the fields of parks and recreation.

Who Should Attend?
You! Other guests will include architects, real estate developers, recreation professionals, environmental organizations, elected and governmental officials, patrons of the arts and civic and community member

What to Expect:
A new vision for what Miami can be! Plus, you will hear from compelling speakers who will get you think ‘outside-of-the-box’, interactive sessions that focus on the three pillars of Parks: Placemaking, Conservation, and Health and Fitness, and so much more! 


Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places and the follow up, Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places.  

Gabe Klein, author and joined Fontinalis Partners as a Special Venture Partner on their new fund in 2015. He also advises on a number of technology/transportation startups, including Bridj, a next-gen flexible mass-transit company to help build the business model, financials and partnerships to scale the company.  

Deborah Marton, Executive Director of NYRP, she manages NYRP’s work transforming open space in underserved communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City.

Juan Martinez, Director of Leadership Development and the Natural Leaders Network at the Children & Nature Network where he dedicates his energy on grassroots campaigns to empower, explore, and create positive change. 


Honorable Carlos A. Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County

Honorable Javier D. Souto

Honorable Dennis C. Moss, Commissioner, Miami-Dade County

Honorable Harvey Ruvin, Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts

Jack Kardys, Director, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

Stuart Kennedy, Director, Program Strategy and Innovation, The Miami Foundation

Joanna Lombard, Professor, University of Miami School of Architecture

Roderick K. King, MD, MPH, CEO for the Florida Institute for Health Innovation

Leo Alvarez, Design Principal, Perkins+Will

Tony Cho, Founder & CEO, Metro 1

Greg Guannel, Urban Conservation Director, The Nature Conservancy

Stuart Kennedy, Director of Program Strategy and Innovation, The Miami Foundation

Early Event Registration Fee til March 15: $20 Registrant, $15 Students 

Registration fee after March 15: $25 Registrants, $20 Students

At the door: $40 Registrants, $20 Students

Map for Building and Parking: http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/campus-information/directions.aspx

To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters and/or access to any Miami-Dade Parks sponsored function, contact Parks Disability Services at 305-755-7848 or e-mail PDS@miamidade.gov at least 7 days in advance to initiate your request.  TTY users may call 711, (Florida Relay Service).