David Flores may not be who you would expect to pour his talent and research into outdoor recreation
Now, Flores realizes the power of spending time outdoors and the connection people have with the land. His research is focused on human dimension issues related to the land, such as urban planning, climate change, rural life, and ecological change.
As part of his research, David meets people who make a living on the land and listens to their stories. In this interview, David shares what he has learned during his research. We discuss the importance of parks to a community and what he has learned about urban green space.
Given his background, David offers unique insight on how parks can connect with people who have not grown up with access to, or interest in, recreating outdoors.