This is an innovative committee working on creating an international network of National Park Cities, an international database of Large Urban Parks best practices, and asking the big questions challenging some of today's most pressing urban environmental issues.
Working Groups are created by the Large Urban Parks Committee to provide members of the Network with an opportunity to become involved in key activities and outputs relating to large urban parks. There are three different Large Urban Parks working group: Good Practices Working Group; Knowledge & Research Network; and Advocacy & Events.
- To represent large urban parks and to support and advance their effective management
- To foster and engage an international network of large urban parks managers and stakeholders and to exchange knowledge and experience within that network
- To accumulate, develop and spread knowledge relating to the value, use, conversation and management of large urban parks through conferences, seminars, research, peer reviews, technical visits, working parties, staff exchange, etc.
- To advocate at international, regional and local levels the significant social, economic and environmental contribution that historic and contemporary large urban parks make to cities' livability and healthiness, climate change mitigation and sustainability and international renown; and the need to plan for and invest in them.
- To formulate international standards and policy supporting large parks as an essential part of city infrastructure and service delivery.