I speak with Adrian Benepe on his time as NYC Parks Commissioner — and the lessons he's taking to Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
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LIVE E3 — How a "Smart" Water Garden Keeps Brooklyn Dry with Adrian Benepe of Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Internet of Nature LIVE is a spin-off of the Internet of Nature Podcast, a limited series in which I interview three top IoN innovators in New York City. On this special edition of Internet of Nature LIVE, I am joined live by Adrian Benepe, former NYC Parks Commissioner, former senior vice president of the Trust for Public Land, and current president of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, to discuss his origin story, starting his career as a Central Park Ranger, the digital transformations he's seen in his decades working in parks and green spaces, and the innovative green infrastructure at Brooklyn Botanic Garden called the "smart" water garden which uses weather sensors and AI to keep Brooklyn dry.