Through its innovative management of 29,000 acres of New York City land, the Parks Department has emerged as a national and international leader in urban sustainability. Parks Commissioner and Middlebury Alumnus Adrian Benepe '78.5 has overseen the largest expansion of the City parks system since the 1930s. Commissioner Benepe will discuss how the agency's initiatives related to sustainable design and construction, natural resources management and fuel and energy conservation are transforming the New York City landscape and leading to new paradigms for park creation and maintenance.


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