Karen Nozik joined City Parks Alliance in 2019 as a program specialist, supporting the development of program content, primarily for the biennial Greater & Greener international urban parks conference.
Karen has championed urban parks for over 20 years, first with the Bicycle Federation of America, then with the Bikes Belong campaign, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, National Parks Conservation Association, and throughout her personal life as the zoning chair for her neighborhood civic association. A communications veteran, Karen earned a masters degree in public policy (MPA) from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington, and two undergraduate degrees from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.
When not at work Karen walks her talk by spending as much time as possible outdoors. She enjoys gardening, reading, hiking, skiing, crafting, practicing yoga, and exploring local and regional parks. Karen remains a passionate advocate for neighborhood design and for building more livable, walkable communities. Her favorite urban park is the Capital Crescent Trail—the absolute best bicycle commuter’s highway in the country!