Director of Parks & Place, San Francisco Parks Alliance
Philip Winn joined the SF Parks Alliance team as Director of Parks and Place in April 2020. Philip previously served as Vice President at Project for Public Spaces (PPS) where he developed, designed, managed, and implemented a broad variety of projects and programs. Philip brings a special expertise in facilitating community-led public space activation projects to the Alliance. While at PPS he helped lead the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community Program, an initiative that provided direct grants and technical assistance to public space activation projects in 20+ cities in the United States and Mexico.
Philip has brought his skills as a facilitator, project manager, and advisor to projects both domestic and international, from Providence and Detroit to Kuala Lumpur and Mexico City. As a public speaker and session leader he has facilitated workshops and presented at conferences for Walk/Bike/Places, Placemaking Week, the Placemaking Leadership Council, Net Impact, New Partners for Smart Growth, Future Cities Collaborative, and multiple municipal governments and community groups.
Prior to joining PPS, Philip worked as a project manager at OpenPlans where he coordinated a series of transportation advocacy projects in collaboration with founder Mark Gorton and the staff of Streetsblog and Streetfilms. Previously, Philip worked as an Art Director and Art Dept. Coordinator in the New York film production community. He worked on a wide variety of projects including director Noah Baumbach’s feature film Margot at the Wedding and fine-art photographer Gregory Crewdson’s Beneath the Roses project.