Rarely has demand for green space been so great, with people seeking reprieve from their homebound lives. Neighborhood parks have been carrying this load while many of Chicago’s largest parks remain closed. Leading landscape architect and urban designer Ernest C. Wong outlines the tensions that spatial distancing will continue to impose on parks and public spaces. Drawing upon his work with site design group, ltd., Wong also offers insights toward approaching open space design for the benefit of all users and better preparation for the next public health crisis. Learn about efforts to improve existing parks and landscapes and create vibrant new green space in equitable ways.