Emanuel Trueb presenting at Europe Region and Hortis CongressThe Hortis and World Urban Parks Europe Region Congress was held from 5-7 October in partnership with French association for urban parks management Hortis, and its annual congress. The venue was the Grand Theatre in the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Albi, France.

Themed Green Heritage and Green Infrastructure: Evolution or Revolution in Society, the superbly hosted congress featured 46 speakers and workshop presenters (17 international) plus regional Hortis presenters and technical tour leaders for a dozen local destinations.

The congress attracted 374 enthusiastic registrants, and was structured with a World Urban Parks half day on 4 October, with about 30 members presenting on key issues in their countries and holding a Large Urban Parks Committee meeting.

The full report is available here in the World Urban Parks Congresses and Events section of the website.