World Urban Parks - Key Messages

Posted March 19, 2020 by Benjamin Jonah

World Park Leaders Grow Here – In a time of crisis (COVID19)

As the world faces its first crisis for this century in COVID19 and that it will touch us all in one way or another, it is important that as leaders in the urban park sector we understand the importance of our role and the contributions that parks will play in the response and
recovery. It has been said that the true test of leadership is the response during a crisis.

And leadership is not just the domain of governments; we all have a role to play.

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Posted February 29, 2020 by Benjamin Jonah

The call for presentations is OPEN! You can submit your abstract for consideration by the planning committee by completing the registration.

You do not need to be a member to register and we encourage everyone to submit a topical abstract to the Congress theme. Thank you! *Registration is for Abstract Submissions Only.  

The World Congress 2020 will be November 5 - 7, 2020. The 2020 World Congress theme is Parks for All. When we think about cities, we imagine how we want our neighbourhoods to really be. Our vision is open green spaces where we can meet each other, places we can plan the perfect day for a picnic, a concert, a farmer's market, whatever we feel, as only parks can give us that sense of community and a chance to reconnect. Ultimately parks make us happier & healthier.

Posted August 27, 2019 by Benjamin Jonah

Dear World Urban Parks Members,

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for World Urban Parks will be held electronically from August 25th to August 31st. The AGM will be held via an electronic survey so that all members will have a week to participate at their convenience.

The AGM will give an opportunity for members to see and comment on:

  • The Annual Report of World Urban Parks for the 2018/19 year.
  • The Audited Financial Reports for the 2018/19 year.
  • Approve Board Appointments.
  • Appointment of the request for auditor proposals.

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Posted August 23, 2019 by Benjamin Jonah

"On behalf of the World Urban Parks and Republic of Tatarstan, we are delighted to invite you to this year’s World Congress in Kazan, Tatarstan from the 18th October 2019. The Congress Committee has prepared an exciting and diverse programme of lectures and technical visits. We hope you will be able to participate in this very special event and we look forward to welcoming you there”. Natalia Fishman-Bekmambetova & Kevin Halpenny

World Urban Park Congress Theme: Parks and Cities - Development for Sustainability & Health

  • Development of public places for people.
  • Community leadership for liveable cities.
  • Sustainability and management for healthy cities.
  • Smart city technologies for urban environment and public spaces.
  • Designing cities for nature.

Registration is FREE! Click Here!

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Posted July 18, 2019 by Benjamin Jonah

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

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