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Webinar Summary:

To tackle the racial division in Kansas City, Missouri, the city must establish a more equitable process for parks and recreation investment. How can Kansas City create an equitable parks system that works for the benefit of all residents, not just a privileged few? 

In this webinar, expert panelists discuss the recent report released by ULI's Advisory Services program, Parks and Boulevard System—Kansas City, Missouri: Providing a More Equitable Approach to Investing in Parks and Recreation. 

Topics of discussion include: 

  • Strategies on how to start the process of longer-term conversation to address racial legacies—not just symbolic gestures
  • Leveraging parks as a tool to break down racial legacies and create equitable outcomes
  • Establishing a process for increasing funding for longer-term programming, operations, and maintenance of parks
  • Forming partnerships to ensure better access to parks and open space
  • Providing examples of locations to generate revenue for the parks department and maximize revenues while ensuring the park system is ready for the 21st Century (including COVID-19)
  • Use citywide processes—such as the comprehensive plan update—to create smarter, more sustainable growth within the city and region
  • Steps that are currently being taken by Kansas City and how they are demonstrating leadership

 

Webinar Summary: To tackle the racial division in Kansas City, Missouri, the city must establish a more equitable process for parks and recreation investment. How can Kansas City create an equitable parks system that works for the benefit of all residents, not just a privileged few? 

In this webinar, expert panelists discuss the recent report released by ULI's Advisory Services program, Parks and Boulevard System—Kansas City, Missouri: Providing a More Equitable Approach to Investing in Parks and Recreation. 

Topics of discussion include: 

  • Strategies on how to start the process of longer-term conversation to address racial legacies—not just symbolic gestures
  • Leveraging parks as a tool to break down racial legacies and create equitable outcomes
  • Establishing a process for increasing funding for longer-term programming, operations, and maintenance of parks
  • Forming partnerships to ensure better access to parks and open space
  • Providing examples of locations to generate revenue for the parks department and maximize revenues while ensuring the park system is ready for the 21st Century (including COVID-19)
  • Use citywide processes—such as the comprehensive plan update—to create smarter, more sustainable growth within the city and region
  • Steps that are currently being taken by Kansas City and how they are demonstrating leadership

 

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