The Urban Caucus

Urban Caucus

To advance the National Park Service's relevancy in urban environments, an affinity caucus was convened following the 2012 City Parks Alliance Greater & Greener Conference in New York City. This first caucus enlisted a small number of National Park Service (NPS) employees. This core group of people then focused on expanding the dialogue to more people –NPS employees as well as partners and others that could steer a path forward. The next two years were spent engaging NPS and partners in a dialogue to better define the role of the NPS in cities and with urban audiences.

On April 15, 2015 the second caucus took place, bringing together 100 leaders from NPS urban parks and programs with their partners. The Caucus introduced participants to the Urban Fellows from the 10 urban model areas, established a common understanding of the principles of the Urban Agenda and elaborated on a strategy for activating the Agenda.

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Last updated: June 1, 2015