Philly Was Chosen to Host an International Parks Conference

Philadelphia has been chosen by the City Parks Alliance to host its 2021 “Greater & Greener” conference, a gathering of park professionals and political leaders from around the world. The organization is devoted specifically to urban parks.

Officials suggested the selection is another sign that Philadelphia has turned a corner in the public perception, emphasizing the city’s strengths that have attracted millennials and helped reverse decades of population loss.

“Philadelphia is just really experiencing a renaissance in public space, driving the future of our city and its quality of life,” Kathryn Ott Lovell, commissioner of Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation department, said in Friday’s announcement.

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