Climate Change & Resilience
Urban Parks are part of the solution for inclusive, resilient and sustainable social and urban development.
Urban Parks have a positive impact by absorbing carbon from the atmosphere, capturing find particles, improving air quality, managing storm water, and mitigating the infamous urban heat island effect.
Urban Parks are essential public spaces for cities, where users can build stronger connections, increasing community resilience.
Urban Parks can and should be designed, built, and renovated as flexible and adaptable spaces that allow mixed users and increase resilient green infrastructure of a city, now and in the future.
The new committee, Urban Parks, Climate Change and Resilience, aims to convene a multidisciplinary group to advise cities:
- Best practices and guidelines to build or renovate urban parks with resilient design
- Best practices and guidelines to increase community resilience
- Quantification of urban parks positive impact on climate change, such as carbon sequestration, conservation of local biodiversity
- Measuring social impact regarding 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 improvement with concrete indicators that have been developed or validated by World Urban Parks