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Summit Panelist: Nette Compton

Nette Compton
June 11, 2016

Nette Compton, PLA, ASLA
Senior Director of ParkCentral and City Park Development, Trust for Public Land

Nette Compton is the Senior Director of ParkCentral and City Park Development for the Trust for Public Land and a registered Landscape Architect. In this role, she facilitates the improvement, innovation, and expansion of the organization’s national urban park program, with initiatives including creative placemaking, public health, green infrastructure and climate change. She managed the organization’s Parks for People Strategic Plan process, and has played a key role in its implementation.

Nette has served at the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, where she was involved in many sustainability initiatives throughout the city and worked on design teams for parks, greenways, and playgrounds. As Fellow of the Design Trust for Public Space, she was the project manager for the Design Trust & Parks’ “High Performance Landscape Guidelines”. She has contributed to many initiatives of New York City, including PlaNYC, the Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan, the Street Design Manual, the Green Infrastructure Plan, and the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency. She served as the Director of Green Infrastructure, managing a team of nine landscape architects and engineers with a $10 million annual capital budget. Nette has been an adjunct professor of Environmental Design at Fordham University and Past-President of the American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter. She has lectured nationally and served on several design juries, grant review teams, and expert panels. She graduated magna cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in Landscape Architecture and Plant Sciences, and a M.S. in Urban Ecology, all from Cornell University.