2017 was a very active year for World Urban Parks and we saw a number of key events and developments occur. Over 200 members have been actively involved to progress our three key objectives:

·         Advocacy: A global voice supporting the value and benefits of parks and the industry through science and unity

·         Best Practice: World-class communities, organisations, and professionals recognized for high standards and efficiencies through congresses, benchmarking, awards and certification

·         Collaboration: Resolving issues and increasing knowledge and capacity through diverse networks of colleagues and partnerships.


Our Chair was also very active during 2017 challenging the status quo and encouraging innovation.  Read More>>Thoughts on the Future


Our Inaugural CEO, Dr Digby Whyte moved onto new adventures.


The following outlines some of those achievements for 2017:

2017 Achievements – Advocating for our members

2017 Achievements – Best Practice providing opportunities for our members

2017 Achievements – Collaborating for our members


Furthermore, a range of Committees, have been working very hard to expand our thinking and knowledge of urban spaces during 2017:

2017 Recommended Research – How many did you read?

2017 Parks of the World – Can you Name them?