Gil Penalosa, Canada, Chair of the Board of Directors
It is hard to believe that it has already been eight months since the launch of World Urban Parks.
As Chair I would like to extend a big thank you to all of our members for your high level of engagement during this exciting building phase of World Urban Parks. It has been a pleasure to be part of such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of city park leaders and professionals.
In only a short amount of time we have been able to accomplish a lot. Here is a re-cap of some of our accomplishments in 2015:
• World Urban Parks “goes live” in April 2015 transferring members from IFPRA, and International Urban Park and Green Space Alliance.
• First World Urban Parks Congress held in Ponte de Lima Portugal in May 2015 with approximately 200 attendees.
• World Urban Parks governance structure approved and international Board appointed
• Key communication and branding complete with logo, website, monthly news and social media presence.