Connecting Main Street to Mountaintops
Connecting Main Street to Mountaintops: Urban land protection as part of a comprehensive landscape conservation strategy
June 24, 2021
Danielle Denk, National Green Schoolyards Initiative Lead
Linda Hwang, Director of Strategy and Innovation
Robert Kent, Texas State Director
Michael Giammusso, National Lands Initiative Lead
A comprehensive approach to landscape conservation must include urban spaces and communities, as much as it includes large wild places and rural communities. For nearly fifty years, The Trust for Public Land has been a leader in land protection and park creation, working with communities across the American landscape to advance equity, health, and climate resilience. Leaders from TPL’s parks and schoolyards teams will share insights on effective strategies for using park creation, spatial analysis, and community engagement as part of a conservation approach that strengthens and improves the livability of our cities while connecting them to a larger surrounding landscape that spans regional and, ultimately, national borders.