World Urban Parks & World Parks Academy Webinars

Play Innovation in an Urban Setting

About

This webinar will showcase two innovative urban play and nature projects so others may be inspired to adapt projects of this nature to suit their urban setting. The two projects featured in this webinar include the Open Streets Toronto Pop up Parks and School Streets project taking place in Canada and the Neighbourhood Play Project in Australia.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to do the following:

  • List the objectives and benefits of creating a play event through turning streets into parks for short periods of time
  • Describe the success, impact and legacy of Open Streets Toronto Pop Up Parks and School Streets
  • Recall the methodology behind the Neighbourhood Play Project and what was discovered on the journey
  • Discover the importance of safe access and wayfinding around urban neighbourhoods for children and parents
  • Define the impact that parental fear and lack of trust is having on children being able to roam and play around their neighbourhoods with siblings and friends

When

Date & Time: November 21, 2019, 2 PM EST

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Emerging Cities of Latin America

About

The Latin American committee of World Urban Parks Emerging Cities region presents the 2025 Work Agenda which includes upcoming International Urban Parks Congresses and park forums in addition to other park and recreation initiatives being led throughout Latin America. The WUP Emerging Cities region unites cities around the world experiencing common issues such as urban sprawl, immigration, informal developments, inequality among many other conditions, and specifically, underdeveloped green space and green space management. Hear from the Latin American committee’s park and recreation industry leaders as they present on exiting developments and opportunities happening throughout Latin America.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar participants should be able to:

  • Explain the role of the WUP Emerging Cities Committee and outline the objectives of the 2025 Work Agenda
  • List the outcomes of the 2019 Second International Congress of Urban Parks held in Monterrey, Mexico
  • Identify upcoming opportunities for networking, participation and growth of the parks and recreation industry in Latin America that includes a discussion of the Salta
  • Public Space Agenda for the first International Urban Parks Congress in South America

When

Date & Time: August 21, 2019, 10 AM EST

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Webinar URL

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Future of Spaces and Places in Cities

About

This is an opportunity to hear from and engage with two keynote speakers from the World Urban Parks' Congress in Melbourne earlier this year. Learn about how the thinking of parks and cities is developing. Hear from Daniel Raven-Ellison as he explains what a National Park City is and describe how this big idea could transform life in cities. He'll describe why and how London is becoming the world's first National Park City before inviting participants to join an international conversation about the future of the concept. Learn how World Urban Parks, from Chair Jayne Miller, is addressing the pressing global impact and challenges that urban growth and density will have on our parks, leisure and sport and people's well-being, specifically the outcomes of the International Parks & Leisure Congress from the Melbourne Statement.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar participants should be able to:

  • Become familiar with Olmsted's anticipatory urban edge park philosophy or Olmsted's "City Park Visions"
  • Learn about how cities around the world are becoming more sustainable and livable
  • Develop an understanding of New Parks Governance Models
  • Identify ways to progress the Health and Wellbeing agenda
  • Recognize a National Park City and understand how the concept will help make cities greener, healthier and wilder

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Webinar URL

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Children Play & Nature Policy to Practice

About

This webinar will introduce and launch the new Children Play and Nature Policy developed by World Urban Parks. Three members of the Standing Committee will inspire participants through the sharing of their projects.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar participants should be able to:

  • Become familiar with the new Children Play & Nature Policy
  • Learn about special projects and programs in Ghana from Amowi Phillips, Adjunct Professor at Whitworth University
  • Learn about projects, research and programs at the Children and Nature Network from Cheryl Charles
  • Learn about projects and programs in Melbourne, Australia from Cathy Kiss
  • Know how to apply the Children Play & Nature Policy

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Webinar URL

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Urban Green Space Challenges: Contributions of the French Technical Center Plante & Cite

About

This webinar will provide an introduction to Plante & Cite, France's research-based center for landscape and urban horticulture. Ludovic Provost will present case studies on a variety of research topics relating to urban green space challenges and solutions in France. Findings from Plante & Cite's research will illustrate how technical bench-marking can help professionals' to reach best practices and inspire agencies worldwide. 

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar participants should be able to:

  • Understand the mission, goals, and objectives of the French center Plante & Cite
  • Identify urban green space issues in France as defined through research
  • Describe urban green space best practices and recognize examples worldwide
  • Recognize ways to network with the broader international community through research on urban green space issues

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Webinar URL

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Sustainability Planning for Large Urban Parks: Case Study Parque Del Agua, Zaragoza-Spain

About

Parque del Agua was established in Zaragoza, Spain as part of the 2008 Water and Sustainable Development International Expo. Built on 140 hectares of unused, abandoned cropland and bordered by canals, Parque del Agua is one of the largest parks in Spain and attracts visitors from all over the world. The park boasts a number of recreational opportunities, incorporates green infrastructure design, and has received international awards for sustainable park system management. During this webinar, Alberto Ipas, CEO of Parque del Agua, will share green infrastructure deigns principles for large urban parks as well as the management best practices that not only brought Parque del Agua to life but will also help to maintain it for many generations to come. 

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar participants should be able to:

  • Describe green infrastructure design principles that help large urban parks function in a medium sized city
  • Identify envionrmental management best practices agencies use to operate large urban parks on a budget
  • Describe the different ways agencies collaborate with private and public partners to manage urban green spaces
  • Describe a holistic management approach for large urban parks

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Webinar URL

To view this webinar and sign up for CEU credits please follow this link!