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Legal Aspects for Nonprofits in Neighborhood-based Placemaking

Nonprofits engaged in placemaking (also called place-based community development) confront an array of legal issues as they seek to utilize a community’s unique assets, e.g., public plazas and parks, to enhance work, leisure, and quality of life opportunities in the community. This workshop will review common legal issues that may arise in placemaking in New York City.  Topics to be discussed include contracting, operations and regulatory requirements, stakeholder participation, and lessons learned from case studies.

Learning Objectives: Participants will gain an understanding of common issues associated with improving, and providing community programming in, public spaces.

For managers, Board members, and program officers of nonprofit organizations engaged in or considering activities in publicly-accessible spaces.

Presenter: Neil Stevenson, Senior Staff Attorney