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Empowering parks for the 21st Century

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thestudio

7 Cannon Street

Birmingham

B2 5EP

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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) invites park and landscape managers to a free, all-day event on 26 September at thestudio in Birmingham.


Delivered by the Landscape Institute, in association with the Parks Action Group, West Midlands Parks Forum and The Parks Alliance, this is a day of learning and development for people who manage natural spaces of all scales - from urban parks and green spaces to national parks and designated landscapes.


  • Make and debate the business case for parks

  • Examine the future challenges our parks and landscapes face

  • Join interactive workshops and discover new and innovative approaches

  • Share insight and innovation from across the sector, in the UK and abroad

  • Help build the skills and tools needed in the sector: partnership brokering, community empowerment, big data, natural capital accounting and more


Session highlights:


  • Alice Casey, Head of Government Innovation Programmes at Nesta, introduces delegates to the pioneering Rethinking Parks programme - looking at innovation in governance models, income generation streams and usage data.

  • Victoria Bradford-Keegan, Delivery Director, Future Parks at the National Trust and Kathryn Deeney, Natural Infrastructure Manager at Plymouth City Council, explain how the new Future Parks Accelerator is supporting ambitious projects that will transform the way we manage and fund public parks and green spaces in the UK.

  • APSE’s Paul O’Brien examines the findings of the workstreams established by MHCLG in response to the 2017 Inquiry into Public Parks.


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This event is SOLD OUT. Missed out on a place? We’ll be livestreaming selected sessions on the day for FREE. You can choose this option at the checkout.

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