Mitchell J. Silver, a graduate of Hunter’s Master in Urban Planning program and former planning director of Raleigh, N.C., was featured in today’s edition of The New York Times. Silver was recently appointed Commissioner of NYC Parks (read the full article. In the article, Silver described parks as “a system within a city. They are connected to culture. They are connected to traditions and memories, the economy, the natural systems. As a planner, I take a very different view of parks, as not just a green space but a public space.”