March 9: **GR Forward Thinking Speaker Series: Dan BIederman DELAYED**
Due to a family emergency, Mr. Biederman is unable to visit Grand Rapids this week. The Speaker Series will be re-scheduled in the near future, so please stay tuned!
Dan Biederman, co-founder of Bryant Park in NYC, will be coming to Grand Rapids to discuss the bold and impressive transformations that he has led in public spaces nationwide. He studied a few of our parks here in Grand Rapids and will explain his thoughts on their full potential. Please join us to share your voice in the discussion.
DRIVING VIBRANCY IN THE PUBLIC REALM
Dan Biederman, Byrant Park Partnership in NYC
Dan Biederman will share his experiences as the founder of the Bryant Park Partnership in New York City, and you will be asked to add to the critical dialog surrounding application to the GR Forward Downtown and River Action Plans. Please join us at this free event.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER SERIES
Experts in city planning and community engagement from across the country will visit Grand Rapids for the GR Forward Thinking Speaker Series.
We are proud to collaborate with many community partners in this event, including the West Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Planners, Bl²end Business Leaders Linked to Encourage New Directions, The City of Grand Rapids, @Friends-of-Grand-Rapids-P