Parks and urban green space are increasingly recognized as fundamental to good quality of life in cities. What factors are involved in this relationship? And why do so many people lack access to quality parks and urban green spaces despite broad recognition of the vital role they play?
Most people now live in urban environments, and this trend is set to continue and accelerate. The majority of these environments are neither good for their populations nor for the planet. Most cities have a fundamentally parasitic relationship with their surrounding ecosystems, and nine of the top ten causes of death are either indirectly or directly caused by poor urban design or planning. In two timezone-spanning workshops, this webinar will present multiple resources and advocacy tools to help argue for urban parks.
Join hosts Salzburg Global Seminar and World Urban Parks, and inspirational guest speakers to hear a range of evidence-based arguments that support the idea that urban parks and urban green spaces are fundamental to addressing a wide variety of urban quality of life challenges. Drawing on the latest research and examples from policy and practice around the world, this webinar will present multiple resources and advocacy tools to help make the case for urban parks.
This session is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about why urban parks are so important to the future of all our cities.