Jenny Greenberg has dedicated her career to the transformation of vacant and underutilized urban land into outdoor environments where residents can benefit from recreational opportunities and time spent in nature. Jenny has served as the executive director of the Neighborhood Gardens Trust (NGT) since 2014, with its mission to acquire and preserve community gardens and shared open spaces to enhance quality of life in Philadelphia's neighborhoods. NGT owns or leases 50 open spaces across the city and is working to expand its land preservation work to secure 60 gardens by 2022. Previously, Jenny developed funding strategies and grant proposals for major waterfront public access projects spearheaded by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. She secured over $9 million for the implementation of waterfront parks, trail, and creative placemaking projects on Philadelphia's Central Delaware River Waterfront. Jenny also worked in Camden, New Jersey with Cooper's Ferry Partnership from 2001-2010, partnering with community-based organizations to develop and implement neighborhood plans to guide the equitable and sustainable redevelopment of hundreds of acres of formerly industrial, vacant and contaminated waterfront land. She has a BA from Vassar College and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
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- C04. Urban Land Trusts, Shared Stewardship and Community Resilience
October 06, 2021
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM