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On 13 July 2017, we held our national conference on The Future of Parks: Policy, Practice & Research. Some 79 delegates participated in a lively and engaging event which drew together innovative thinking and learning from policy, practice and research on ways to maximise the value of parks as public assets in the twenty-first century,…
On 13 July 2017, we held our national conference on The Future of Parks: Policy, Practice & Research. Please use the following links to download the presentation slides from our conference: Introduction and Session 1A Session 1B Session 2 Session 3 and 4 A full PDF report of our conference will be published on this…
Ahead of our national conference on Thursday 13 July 2017, the research team are proud to present our findings report, entitled The Future Prospects of Urban Public Parks: Findings – Informing Change. Public parks are long-standing and familiar features of the urban environment. For many people, visiting parks is an integral part of everyday life in…
Parks are currently under a level of threat unprecedented in their nearly 200-year history. In 2016, we submitted evidence to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry into The Future of Public Parks. Among other things, we called for a statutory duty on local authorities to monitor and manage public parks to a Green…
The Communities and Local Government Committee will publish its report on public parks this Saturday, 11 February 2017. You can read our written evidence to the Committee by clicking here.  
In September 2016, our project team submitted evidence to the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee’s Public Parks Inquiry. Our evidence is now available online. For more information about the Inquiry, and to read other submissions, click here. #myparkmatters