Parks Community UK took part in a fantastic parks and green spaces event last month – ‘Rethinking the Future of Parks’. Tickets sold out quickly and an extra allocation had to be added; the final tally showed 425 people had registered for the event. Parks and green spaces are a hot topic in 2020!
Organised by our partners at Nesta, the Future Parks Accelerator, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund, the sessions shared learning and ideas from parks and green space innovators across the country. Parks Community UK was proud to take part in Session 1 as part of the the “Community Involvement & Participation” discussion.
The event was recorded and has now been edited into handy bitesize chunks according to the session topics listed below.
Visit the #RethinkingFutureParks home page to access all the talks.
Session 1: The innovation imperative to rethink parks.
- Income and Funding
- Community Involvement & Participation
- Smarter parks and green spaces
- Valuing and enhancing our natural resources
- Working at a landscape scale
- Will Covid-19 make parks even less accessible? – Joy Green @FuturesCentre
- De-traumatising the city – Beth Collier @WildintheCity1
- Valuing the invaluable – Holly Lewis @we_made_that
- What if we thought about localities the way we think about gardens? – Sue Goss @suegossthoughts
- News from nowhere gardens – Kate Swade @kateswade
- The park is dead. Long live the park – Dan Hill @cityofsound