The purpose of the Alliances Committee is to develop, with World Urban Parks Committees, partnerships that create alliances, services, and support for World Urban Parks members and outcomes.

Objectives are to:

  • Formalize alliances with international and regional organisations    
  • Offer additional services, such as those of Yardstick or the World Parks Academy
  • Create partnerships with sponsors
  • Develop new members, and especially organisations and national associations
  • Facilitate and support the formation of national urban parks/profession associations- connecting groups, organisations and individuals through national and international networking and advocacy
  • Increase investment in urban parks by informing public, private and philanthropic sectors of the essential contribution of parks and open space to healthy communities and ecosystems
  • Increase World Urban Park conferences and events as well as World Urban Parks active participation in partner events
  • Develop partnerships and alliances with key sectors and organisations that benefit from the existence of urban parks and open spaces 

From World Urban Park Strategic Directions


Elisabeth Fournier, Chair, Secretary General, Hortis
John Senior, Deputy Chair, Board of Directors Parks and Leisure Australia