Benita Hussain is director of 10 Minute Walk, a national movement led by The Trust for Public Land aimed at expanding access to parks and green spaces across 300 US cities. 10 Minute Walk was recently named a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards in the Politics and Policy Category.
Previously, Benita was a policy advisor to Mike Bloomberg, for whom she helped create his global climate change agenda and coalition of international mayors fighting climate change; and to Boston Mayor Tom Menino, for whom she created award-winning climate change campaign Greenovate Boston.
A former lawyer at Morrison & Foerster, she has a B.S. from Cornell and a J.D. from Fordham Law School. She has written for Outside magazine, The Boston Globe and GOOD.
At 10 Minute Walk, we are working with city leaders across the US to make sure that 100 percent of people in US cities have access to safe, quality green space
within a 10-minute walk by 2050. - 3 years ago