Mellon Forum: A conversation with Mitchell J. Silver, Commissioner, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, and Marshall Brown

Follow the conversation with a livestream on the @Princeton Twitter feed.

What do "we" want the post-pandemic city to be?

A Conversation with Mitchell J. Silver, Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Wednesday, October 14 / 4:30 pm EST

With Marshall Brown, Associate Professor, Princeton School of Architecture


Register in advance for this webinar:
https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dj3AHsuASmKiUmr1ncUejg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


The COVID-19 pandemic has driven people, and a range of new activities, outdoors. Simultaneously, the pandemic has brought inequities in access to green space into stark relief. How has the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation worked to meet these challenges, and how has the present moment provided insight into how parks and public space can be redesigned in the future?

Join us for a conversation between Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, PP, RTPI (hon.), FPIA (hon.), ASLA (hon.), and Marshall Brown, Associate Professor of Architecture at Princeton and Director of the Princeton Urban Imagination Center.

The Fall 2020 Princeton-Mellon Research Forum on the Urban Environment  seeks to identify problems, present recent insights, and identify spaces of conflict and negotiation in the (post) pandemic city.

The Forum is organized by Dietmar Offenhuber, Princeton-Mellon Fellow, and Anu Ramaswami, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and Princeton Environmental Institute; and Director, Chadha Center for Global India.

The Mellon Forum is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the M.S.Chadha Center for Global India, the Humanities Council, Center for Collaborative History, Department of Art + Archaeology, Department of English, and the School of Architecture. Mellon Forum events are free and open to the public.