Climate Change & Resilience
Urban parks and green infrastructure (GI) play a significant role in climate change through education, mitigation and adaptation. Parks are also critical infrastructure for urban resilience. In addition to the immense challenge posed by climate change, cities around the world face shocks and stressors of all kinds daily. Parks may not be able to solve all of these problems, but they are key to inclusive, resilient and regenerative urban development.
World Urban Parks' Climate Change and Resilience committee convenes a multidisciplinary group from around the planet to advise cities and share:
- Best practices and guidelines to build or renovate urban parks with resilient design
- Best practices and guidelines to increase community resilience and social equity
- Quantification of urban parks positive impact on climate change, such as carbon sequestration, conservation of local biodiversity
- Measuring the social health and wellbeing impact of parks infrastructure and programming
- Indicators for all of the aspects considered above that will help cities establish a baseline of present conditions and assess their improvements.
For more, see the Climate Change and Resilience Policy Statement. Want to help make urban parks more resilient?