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Ask The Expert: Growing our Greenspaces

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Friday, January 26, 2024
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Live stream starts at 12:00pm

Stacey Beuttell, Senior Director of Mass Audubon’s Nature in the City, discusses what greenspaces are, why they are important to our cities, and how we can create access to nature that is inclusive and equitable for all.

Mass Audubon's Nature in the City program pictures a city where all residents, regardless of race, income, ability, spoken language or lived experience, can enjoy green spaces and feel welcomed.

By growing the number of urban greenspaces and improving their quality, the Nature in the City program provides opportunities for nature-based programming and builds grassroots advocacy for policy changes that regard nature as a core community health asset. 

This event will be hosted and moderated by the NOVA's Director of Education, Ralph Bouquet.

This event is presented with support from Liberty Mutual Insurance.

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Stacey Beuttell manages the technical assistance programs at WalkBoston that provide support to municipalities across the state to improve the safety and quality of the pedestrian environment. She conducts training programs that describe the health, economic and community benefits of walking, and leads walk audits to identify infrastructure deficiencies, recommend solutions, and build community support for walking. She has developed research and policy guidance on specific walkability-related issues including: walkable campus design for elementary schools, low cost pedestrian infrastructure, and pedestrian safety awareness for law enforcement. Prior to joining WalkBoston, Stacey was a Senior Associate at Sasaki Associates where she practiced as an urban designer and planner for over thirteen years. She holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Arts in American Studies/Environmental Studies from Dickinson College.
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