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Parks system planning has changed dramatically over the last several years. Trends and influences such as fiscal conservatism, place-making, travel teams, social media, urbanization, aging-in-place, climate change, and sustainability have made old practices obsolete. This session explores new models and metrics that address these changes, including service-delivery and level-of-service alternatives.
David Barth is a registered Landscape Architect, Certified Planner, and Certified Parks and Recreation Professional who specializes in the parks and recreation planning, design, and facilitation. He has developed parks and recreation system master plans for over 65 communities throughout the United He has also led the planning and/or design of hundreds of parks and trail projects including Orange County’s West Orange Trail, Martin County’s Indian Riverside Park, and the City of Kissimmee’s Lakefront Park. He was a co-author of the American Planning Association (APA) publication From Recreation to Re-Creation, as well as a contributor to APA’s Planning and Urban Design Standards for parks and recreation needs assessments. David received his undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Florida, his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and his PhD in Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida.
- Discuss new trends and influences in parks system planning .
- Describe new parks and recreation service-delivery models that respond to changing trends and influences .
- Define new metrics to measure parks and recreation level-of-service (LOS).