Blog Entries by Adrian Benepe

New York magazine story posing the question "Is San Francisco New York?" recently made media waves.

Recently I had to meet a group of out-of-town visitors traveling with The Trust for Public Land to see parks in New York City. I needed to get over to the High Line, take them on a walk for about a mile, then get back to my office in the NoHo area, near NYU.

Recently, while visiting Austin, TX, to participate in the SXSW Eco conference, I was astonished to discover a lush green ravine and urban creek next to the convention center.

During my three decades working for the New York City park system, one thing was sure: our budget was at the mercy of administration changes, political whims, and fiscal conditions.

Adrian Benepe
Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development

A senior vice president and director of city park development for The Trust for Public Land, Adrian Benepe is one of the nation’s experts on the nexus of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in public-space development and management.