Metroparks, Recreation, and The Quality of Community Life With Robert Marans, Metro Parks Commissioner and UM Professor at the Institute Of Social Research

Wednesday June 17, 2009: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Professor Robert Marans will discuss his current research about the impact of the built and natural environments on the quality of life, urban areas, Washtenaw County Parks and the metroparks throughout southeastern Michigan. He is the President of the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission and the Commissioner of the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority-the governing body responsible for the planning, development and operations of the metroparks throughout Southeastern Michigan. This event is held in conjunction with the Library’s summer reading program, Local Motion - which encourages the use of local neighborhoods, gyms, recreational facilities and outdoor areas to move and get fit!