World Urban Parks Congress

World Urban Parks Congress


World Urban Parks is excited to announce its 2021 virtual World Urban Parks Congress following the success of the 2020 Parks for all Congress with the City of Tirana. This virtual event will bring together city and community leaders, park professionals, partners, affiliates, and engaged citizens under the shared goal of advancing parks through intentional successful strategies. It has been a trying time for today’s park leaders as they face unprecedented challenges. Now, more than ever, parks must take the stage to demonstrate the relevant nature they serve to forge healthier and more resilient cities in, through, and out of the pandemic.

The World Congress 2021 will be held virtually from December 5 - 10, 2021.

The Congress is focused on responding to the global challenges from COVID19 to Equity to Climate Change and focuses on the big question:

What will be our legacy for cities and communities?

This Congress will explore the following key questions:

  • What is the legacy of park leaders - How will an all-inclusive leadership shape the legacy and grow emerging leaders?
  • Can we learn from the past and enable the future?
  • Who’s vision - are our Parks for All - How will all-inclusive and participatory park advocates ensure equity, access to parks, and health and wellness benefits for all?

“The measure of any great civilization is its cities and a measure of a city’s greatness is to be found in the quality of its public spaces, its parks and squares.” — John Ruskin