to the Conference!
Welcome to present your park!
a conference about large parks?
Urbanization continues all over the world, pressing on and transforming
ecosystems. In 40 years urban population will double.
We need to take stock of the consequences and seriously judge the
value of green cities and, in this conference, specifically focus
on large parks.
In 1995 was designated a national city park by the Swedish parliament,
the first national park in a city in Sweden (www.ekoparken.org and
www.nationalstadsparken.se ). Twenty years after its inception,
in 2015, we will stage a conference in Stockholm to assess the importance
of large parks in large cities.
We invite you - park managers, politicians, researchers and NGOs
- to Stockholm to present your large park, its specific qualities,
history, the legal protection of the park and its value to the city.
are large parks in many large cities in many parts of the world,
even larger than well-known parks such as Central Park in New York,
Bois de Bologne in Paris and Hyde Park in London. Sometimes they
are not recognized as parks, but are left-over-land that one day
may be exploited. Or they may be national parks right on the border
of the city, as in Nairobi and in Cape Town. Or they may be planned
green wedges or belts around a city. Nevertheless, they serve as
lungs of the city, recreational areas for its population and nature's
reminder of the foundations of city life and the history of the
central Stockholm an area of 27 km2 in 1995 was designated a national
city park by the Swedish parliament, the first national park in
a city in Sweden (www.ekoparken.org and www.nationalstadsparken.se
). The park, named "The Royal National City Park", since
it to a large extent has a history as a royal leisure and hunting
ground, is one of the few urban areas investigated in the United
Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
februari 2015 Registration will start from a new web-page with
the same address, embedded in WWF Sweden home-page. It will
be in place in a day or two.
februari 2015 Third call is now on the Webb >>read
januari 2015: Preliminary programme is now ready >>read
december 2014: Registering will start from the 16th of February