Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New York
Adrian Benepe talks parks with Leonard. (9/19/18)
A senior vice president and director of city park development for The Trust for Public Land, Adrian Benepe is an expert on public, private, and nonprofit public-space development and management. Born and raised in New York, Adrian served as New York City Parks commissioner for 11 years under Mayor Michael Bloomberg prior to joining The Trust for Public Land. During that time he oversaw a major expansion of the city's park system, including restoring historic parks such as Central Park and Battery Park, adding 730 acres of new parkland including Hudson River Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the High Line, and laying the groundwork for an additional 2,000 acres of parkland within the city. Join Leonard and Adrian for a conversation of the state of parks in the city.
Duration: 56 min