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Welcome to A Walk in the Park with Gil

It’s Gil’s bi-weekly WebTalk, in collaboration with 8 80 Cities (founder and chair) and World Urban Parks (former chair, now ambassador). Every other Tuesday fascinating guests present captivating stories of parks, people, and cities. Then Gil & participants have a dialogue with the guests. It’s a way of giving back from having been very fortunate to have worked in over 350 different cities, in all continents.

On this page you can find the link to view all past sessions as well as to register for the upcoming ones. Please share with others, including parks people but also urban planners, people from public health, economic development, environment…, elected officials, students, advocates, anyone who cares about our parks, cities, and people. Our aim offering it free is to have as wide audience as possible, raising awareness of amazing benefits of urban parks and other green spaces.

Upcoming WebTalks:

  • Nov. 16th, 2021 - Restoring the Joy of Parks in our Communities. Erion Veliaj, mayor city of Tirana, Albania. https://bit.ly/3jqdKU8

  • Nov. 30th, 2021 - Bridging the green-divide in Joburg- a collective responsibility. Jenny Moodley, General Manager of Johannesburg Parks & Zoo. Panelists: Gretchen Wilson Prangley, of PlayAfrica and Ayanda Roji, General Manager, Johannesburg Parks. https://bit.ly/3bg2x4j

  • Dec. 14th,2021 - Trees and Parks, Research and Tech: Creating Greener Cities for All. Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk and Dr. Nadina Galle. https://bit.ly/3nAiRm5