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Resilient Parks

This presentation from the 2015 New Mexico Recreation and Parks Association Conference introduces the concept of resilient parks and open space facilities that bounce back, thrive, and serve the community after suffering the shocks and stresses that occur in the Southwest, including drought, flood, disease, fire, crime, and a persistent lack of adequate funding for construction, operation, and maintenance. This presentation also explains the difference between sustainable design and resilient design for parks and recreation.

About Mimi Burns
Mimi Burns, ASLA, LEED AP, is a registered landscape architect who has worked throughout the Southwest to develop sustainable and resilient landscapes that connect people to their natural environment and create lasting community landmarks.

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