Minneapolis and St. Paul, USA | 29 July - 2 August 2017
Register now, and join more than 1,000 global park leaders exploring the power of parks in supporting healthy, resilient and sustainable cities at Greater & Greener, the two-yearly conference of the City Parks Alliance.
Attendees will learn best practices of urban park design, management and programming, and network with experts in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
World Urban Parks is partnering with CPA to present a day-long International Forum at the event on August 2nd, which is limited to 200 participants. Sessions include 'Healthy Parks Healthy Cities', 'River Revolution Cities', 'Large Parks in Cities' and 'Getting it Right'. There is a great line up of speakers from around the world, including many World Urban Parks members.
The International Forum also provides an important networking opportunity for World Urban Parks members as well as leaders from large cities, national parks services, non-government organisations, and academics. In addition, a post-event technical tour to Chicago is planned for World Urban Parks members.
Special rates apply for World Urban Parks members for full Conference Registration. Full and day registrations also include free attendance at the International Forum for World Urban Parks members.
The topics and broader Greater & Greener Conference are ideal for World Urban Parks members and our commitment to partner for this event is in lieu of a 2017 World and Americas Region Congress.
Visit www.greatergreener.org for the full conference schedule and additional information. To facilitate meeting each other World Urban Parks members are encouraged to book the hotel associated with the venue, the Intercontinental Saint Paul Riverfront
City parks play a vital role in the social, economic, and physical well-being of cities and their residents. Parks are now recognized as powerful and necessary part of 21st century urban systems. As urban populations continue to grow, planners, elected officials, community advocates, and other stakeholders are taking a fresh look at parks and their potential to help address many critical urban issues.