Urbanists Present: An Exploration of Capital Projects at Prospect Park
About Prospect Park Alliance
Prospect Park Alliance is the non-profit organization that sustains “Brooklyn’s Backyard,” working in partnership with the City of New York. The Alliance was founded in 1987 to help restore Prospect Park after a long period of deterioration and decline. Today, the Alliance provides critical staff and resources that keep the park green and vibrant for the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home. The Alliance cares for the woodlands and natural areas, restores the park’s buildings and landscapes, creates innovative park destinations, and provides free or low-cost volunteer, education and recreation programs.
Today, Prospect Park is an international model for the care of urban parks, and one of the premier green spaces in the United States.
About the Urbanists
MAS Urbanists are early to mid-career professionals dedicated to discovering the city, understanding its complexities, and helping make New York a better place for all.
Urbanist members are united by a shared passion to uplift the voices of all New Yorkers and create a more livable urban environment—from sidewalk to skyline. The Urbanist program was founded in 2000 with the goal of attracting civic-minded young-people and cultivating future leaders to advance MAS’s mission.
Architecture critic Paul Goldberger once referred to MAS as “the very protector of the public interest” and the “conscience” of New York City. Urbanists are young ambassadors of MAS’s more than 125 year legacy of indispensable advocacy for the city and its citizens. We help ensure the next century of impact.