Lecture Series

Next Generation of Parks event, Saturday, May 6: “Celebrating Play” with Janet Lansbury

March 30, 2017 by Janette Law

Next Generation of Parks Event Series Continues Janet Lansbury, renowned early childhood development expert, talks about “Celebrating Play” Join us for a special family-friendly, Saturday-in-the-park talk, presented by Minnesota Public Radio, Saturday, May 6, 3-5pm, Brackett Recreation Center, Minneapolis Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation welcomes early childhood development expert Janet Lansbury for the.....

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Next Generation of Parks™ event: Experience designer Mark Johnson’s powerful perspective on waterfront renewal, March 9

February 16, 2017 by Chee Xiong

7:00-8:30pm, Thursday, March 9 Walker Cinema, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis FREE • Tickets available from the Walker beginning 6pm the night of the event Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s timely Next Generation of Parks™ event is presented by Minnesota Public Radio and co-hosted with the Walker The Minneapolis Parks Foundation and the Walker Art Center are co-hosting.....

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Nationally renowned planner, Maurice Cox, to explore democratic design and citizen planning at free Next Generation of Parks event, Fri. Nov. 4

October 12, 2016 by Janette Law

The Next Generation of Parks™ event features Minnesota Public Radio’s Brandt Williams and a presentation by Juxtaposition Arts youth designers Minneapolis, Minn. – You’re invited to join the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minnesota Public Radio for an extraordinary evening featuring one of the foremost leaders of urban re-creation: Maurice Cox.  As Planning Director for the.....

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Celebrating bridge-building: Two successful days of events featuring Leila Araghian, architect of Tabiat “Nature” Bridge

September 13, 2016 by Janette Law

There are few better ways to start a Thursday morning than watching the sun rise over the Mississippi River and the Minneapolis skyline. That’s exactly what nearly 300 parks supporters did last Thursday, September 8, for the second annual Sunrise on the Mississippi breakfast benefit for the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. This first event kicked off.....

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Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series returns Friday, Sept. 9, with designer Leila Araghian, and presented by Minnesota Public Radio

August 29, 2016 by Janette Law

Internationally acclaimed architect Leila Araghian will talk about her award-winning Tabiat “Nature” Bridge with event host Marianne Combs Minnesota Public Radio presents the 2016-2017 season, which also explores the themes of re-creation, water and play through the insights of planner Maurice Cox, designer Mark Johnson and parenting expert Janet Lansbury Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis.....

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How Art Inspires My Life: Q & A with Cameron Downey

June 24, 2015 by Kayann Comeaux

Cameron Downey is the artist, poet, and approaching- high school junior at The Blake School who won the 2015 Poetry Out Loud competition for the state of Minnesota. A North Minneapolis native, Downey is a speaker at our June 25 Next Generation of Parks lecture event talking about her work at Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA). I.....

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Designer Q+A: Matt Tucker on Nature 3.x (part 2 of 2)

April 16, 2015 by Janette Law

In creating Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now?, symposium co-conveners and University of Minnesota professors Matt Tucker and Christine Baeumler put seven extraordinary thinkers, doers, and creators into relationship around landscape and environment. In the second of our two-part interview series with Tucker, he sheds light on the special capacity these diverse presenters have for.....

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Designer Q+A: Matt Tucker on Nature 3.x (part 1 of 2)

April 13, 2015 by Janette Law

This Friday, April 17, marks day one of the Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? and opening night of our 2015 Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series. Seats for the lecture and symposium are already filled, but did want to delve into some of the topics for those who can’t attend. Following is the first.....

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2015 Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series Opens Friday, April 17

March 18, 2015 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE Kate Orff’s Opening Night Talk Co-presented with the Nature 3.x Symposium Series continues in June and September exploring issues vital to vibrant cities – ecology, equity and health Minneapolis, Minn. – The Minneapolis Parks Foundation’s Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series returns in 2015 with three engaging events in April, June and September.....

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Next Gen Events | Watch Eelco Hooftman’s thoroughly enjoyable talk in Minneapolis, May 9

May 21, 2013 by Janette Law

Thanks to the Walker Art Center for creating and sharing this video.

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