Next Generation of Parks | 2016-2017 Lecture Series

September 9, 2016 - May 7, 2017

2016-2017 Next Generation of Parks™ Season

Through the Parks Foundation’s always-free Lecture Series events, global design innovators and thought-leaders showcase the most exciting new parks destinations and delve into important issues of place affecting the Twin Cities community today.

LEILA ARAGHIAN: September 9, 2016
Co-founder, Diba Tensile Architecture, and
Designer & Chief Architect of the Tabiat “Nature” Bridge, Tehran, Iran

RE-CREATION: November 2, 2016
Maurice Cox, Planning Director, City of Detroit

WATER: March 9, 2017 – Co-produced with the Walker Art Center
Mark Johnson, Co-founder & Principal, Civitas, Inc.

PLAY: May 2017
Janet Lansbury, Parenting Expert


The 2016-2017 Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series is a Minneapolis Parks Foundation  program presented by Minnesota Public Radio and produced in partnership with the Walker Art Center and University of Minnesota Department of Landscape Architecture, with additional support from the Cynthia Froid Group. 

McNeal Hall

  • 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN55108
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