Thank you very much for your interest in and support for the National Park City Movement.
Are you about to start a campaign to make your city a National Park City? Have you been working to achieve the status for some time already?
Join one of our regular monthly open meetings to be inspired and supported by people who are working to make their cities National Park Cities. We’ll be sharing our hopes and progress, exploring practices, answering questions and giving advice.
These meetings take place on the first Thursday of each month at 8am (London) and repeated at 5pm (London) so that people are able to join from across the world’s time zones.
Some meetings have a special break-out focus.
Watch all three sessions over on our YouTube channel. We’ve created a YouTube playlist of them all.
Would you like to hear from people around the world who are making their cities greener, healthier and wilder? Watch a series of quick fire talks by inspirational people who are taking action.
Cities are full of millions of people who have ideas and projects to make life better. What if we shared those ideas more and inspired other people to do them too?
As part of Urban October and our campaign for 25 National Park Cities by 2025, we held a special series of online events on Thursday October 29th 2020. Via Zoom we showcased people from around the world who are doing things to make life and where they live greener, healthier and wilder.
We showcased diverse voices speaking on a wide range of topics. Stories might cover parkour, wildlife gardening, nature photography, walking, cycling, trees, climate action, parks and green spaces, green recovery, local volunteering, storytelling, arts and crafts, fungi, fitness, campaigning, skateboarding, community action… and many other things.
There were three sessions during the day so that we could collaborate across timezones. Each session was different. The full schedules are shown below.
|-||8.05am||NPCF team||About London National Park City|
|1||8.10am||Ernita Van Wyck||An easy approach to city greening|
|2||8.14am||Roland||Linear Park Plot Lines: stories from history in East London|
|3||8.18am||Jacqui Weatherill||Healthy COVID friendly urban environments!|
|4||8.22am||Veerle Hemerik||GreenQuays, innovative nature-inclusive quays in Breda|
|5||8.26am||João Cardoso de Melo||Quinta do Pisão I Nature Parc : A landscape-scale conservation project that links wildlife and people|
|6||8.30am||Sandhya Kaimal||Innovating with sustainable mindful living|
|7||8.34am||Tash Howard||Glenthorne Partnership – Creating a new National Park|
|8||8.38am||Michelle Brigham||Trail Running South Australia ‘Bushcare’|
|-||8.42am||NPCF team||Questions or comments break|
|9||8.50am||Susan Lloyd||Adelaide Repair Cafes|
|10||8.54am||Christy Spier||South Australian Urban Food Network|
|11||8.58am||Michael Field||Warpuli Kumangka|
|12||9.02am||Malena Heinrup||Lawns transformed into meadows|
|13||9.06am||Eugènia Vidal-Casanovas||The Barcelona Metropolitan Area as a Green Metropolis|
|14||9.10am||Piyush Dhawan||Urban mining: Hidden riches in our cities|
|15||9.14am||Gillian Dick||Place based approach with nature based solutions lens / focus|
|16||9.18am||Carlos Ribeiro||Guimarães: Protection and Promotion of Urban Biodiversity|
|17||9.21am||Dr. Rajan C.||Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation- Initiatives of Kochi Municipal Corporation|
|18||9.24am||Mr Sanjay Prasad||Greening Initiatives of Kurseong Municipality|
|-||9.27am||NPCF team||Sum up of the event|
|-||9.30am||End of event|
|1||2.05pm||Araceli Camargo||Centric Lab|
|2||2.10pm||Snorri Sigurðsson||Nature in the neighborhood – biodiversity education projects for children in Reykjavík, Iceland|
|3||2.14pm||Mohammed Dilawar||Sparrows & Native Plants Key to Future Conservation of Nature|
|4||2.18pm||Elise Buckle||Climate action plan and citizens forum in my home town|
|5||2.22pm||Julia Murphy||Biodiversity Without Borders: Supporting Pollinators through Trinational Cooperation|
|6||2.26pm||Joop van Hezik||Green for Grey: greening and social cohesion|
|7||2.30pm||Marius Moga||Someș Delivery|
|8||2.34pm||Iva Bedenko||Nature based solutions in Zagreb|
|9||2.38pm||Jo Douwes||Expanding river management in urban areas|
|-||2.42pm||NPCF team||Questions or comments break|
|10||2.50pm||Lucy Bathgate||Let the living waters stream|
|11||2.54pm||Laura Smith||Bee a Polli-Neighbour|
|12||2.58pm||Patricia García-Rodríguez||Planning and designing nature-based solutions in a metropolitan context. Three current experiences in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona: Besòs, Collserola and Llobregat|
|13||3.02pm||Daan Bleichrodt||Tiny Forests, everywhere|
|14||3.06pm||Bishop||Use of Garden of Remembrance to advocate for Greening|
|15||3.10pm||Karlene Doherty||Community Led Regeneration of Vacant and Derelict Sites|
|16||3.14pm||Leticia Lozano||Urban Auscultations|
|17||3.18pm||Sam Talam||Transforming cities into mental health friendly cities|
|18||3.22pm||Diana Wiesner & Maria Mejia||Massive yet underlooked! Bogota’s Eastern Hills to become a 52-km socio-ecological corridor|
|19||3.26pm||Marc Sherratt||Ecologically regenerating the City of Johannesburg|
|-||3.30pm||NPCF team||Questions or comments break, followed by summing up|
|-||3.35pm||End of event|
|-||8.05pm||NPCF team||About London National Park City|
|1||8.10pm||Colleen Lue||Merton Figge’s Marsh Nature conservation project|
|2||8.14pm||Steve Schweigerdt||Building with what we have - Sacramento’s Park City launch|
|3||8.18pm||Caroline Butler-Bowdon||Working title: Making public space everyone’s business|
|4||8.22pm||Nybee Snaddon||Bushcraft and nature at home|
|5||8.26pm||Charlotte van der Woude||Nature is Under your Feet|
|6||8.30pm||Anthony PERRIN||Environment and Sustainable Development Officer|
|7||8.34pm||Layla George||Expanding our life in parks|
|8||8.38pm||Chris Manderson||Calgary Captured-using Citizen Science to create connections to our landscape|
|-||8.42pm||NPCF team||Questions or comments break|
|9||8.50pm||Dominic Hall||What if all cities had green prescriptions|
|10||8.54pm||Maria-Chiara Piccinelli||Rewild Architecture|
|11||8.58pm||Brendan Smith||Galway city as a hub of rural Greenways|
|12||9.02pm||Ruxandra Calin||Not a clean-up story yet: on a Planet Patrol|
|13||9.06pm||Scott Dashiell Martin||Power in Places|
|14||9.10pm||Joost van der Geest||Bringing back the Aa in Helmond|
|15||9.14pm||Chris Butcher||Bat Camp! Adelaide’s amazing Grey-headed Flying-foxes - a threatened species who have made their home in the heart of the City!|
|16||9.18pm||Ferry Aerts||Quality of water is quality of life|
|17||9.22pm||Sashti||The Value of Organics Recycling|
|18||9.25pm||Katarzyna Smetek||Inclusivity and youth activism|
|-||9.28pm||NPCF team||Sum up of the event|
|-||9.30pm||End of event|
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