Future of Public Parks

‘The Role and Value of Parks in the 21st Century – Insights from research’

Future of Public Parks: Policy, Practice and Research

Thursday 13 July 2017, 9.30am – 5pm
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, Westminster, London

On Thursday 13th July, the University of Leeds hosted a major one-day national conference entitled ‘The Future of Public Parks’ at The British Academy in London. The event brought together academics from diverse disciplines, funding bodies, policy-makers and practitioners from the across the public, voluntary and private sectors. The conference provided a timely opportunity to foster a research-informed, policy and practice orientated dialogue about park futures and offered a platform for advancing public debate in light of the findings and recommendations of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee Inquiry. Importantly, it provided a unique opportunity for multi-disciplinary, inter-professional and cross-sectoral debate that enabled delegates to explore common questions, mutual strategies and shared interest in promoting the social role and value of public parks.

Download the conference report here

 

 

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