World Urban Parks and the National Park City Foundation invites you to the launch of the Universal Charter for National Park Cities.
At a time when the world is rapidly urbanising and people in cities face multiple and complex health, social, environmental and ecological crises, the National Park City approach is a timely and positive vision for a better life.
The Universal Charter for National Park Cities is a monumental document has been written to inspire people, create a common understanding of what National Park Cities are and to encourage positive collaborations. Developed by the National Park City Foundation in partnership with World Urban Parks and Salzburg Global Seminar, people from more than 50 countries have commented on and contributed to its development.
Being launched on the eve of London being confirmed as the world's first National Park City, this is an opportunity to come together and celebrate this important moment... and go for a walk.
In the spirit of the National Park City, we will be meeting for a short ceremony and words on the top of One Tree Hill in Honor Oak Park. The nearest station is Honor Oak Park which is 23 minutes from London Bridge.
For those that want to, we will then walk to Peckham (16:00), Elephant & Castle (17:00) and then finish by the Thames on Southbank (18:00). It's a leisurely urban walk with roads to cross that gives a great cross-section of London, passing through parks, woods, greenways and dense city to the river.
July 21, 2019
9:30 AM EST