When we learned about the storm-resilient Hunter's Point South Park, we immediately took interest in the resilience potential of urban public space. Then came the questions. How can we manage public space to work in line with local ecology and protect residents from the effects of climate change, all while respecting neighborhood identity and keeping that space truly public? In this two-part series, we look for answers.
In this series:
- Joe Jarzen, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful vice president of program strategy
- Ethan Olson, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful director of native landscapes
- Heather Reynolds, Indiana University biology professor and ecologist
- Tom Balsley, SWA/Balsley landscape architect
- Irene Ogata, Tucson Water urban landscape manager
- Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley, Goshen city forester and director of environmental resilience