Our findings report

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 the contemporary city. Yet parks in the UK are at a possible ‘tipping point’,  prompting important concerns about their sustainability. Parks face essential challenges over funding and management, as well as questions of unequal access and competing demands on use.

This study of public parks in the city of Leeds focused on how they have changed through time, how they are used today, and what their future prospects might be.

Please click here to read and download the report.