Introduction

World Urban Parks will provide international recognition of efforts by individuals, groups, and organisations to further park, open space, and recreation outcomes for citizens and the profession with a series of annual awards.

The first such award is the most prestigious individual award, the World Urban Parks Distinguished Individual Award.

 

The 2016 award was announced at the Gala Dinner of the World Urban Parks Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 27 September 2016, with the award going to Neil McCarthy of Australia (see presentation here). The recipient receives a trophy and Honorary Membership of World Urban Parks.

Nominations may be received from any organisation or individual, other than the nominee, that is associated with the parks, open space and recreation industry. Click here for information and criteria for the World Urban Parks Distinguished Individual Award 2016. Nominations to be sent to Dr Digby Whyte, CEO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Purpose and Criteria

To internationally recognise a significant or sustained contribution by an individual to furthering: 


1.       urban liveability and sustainability through parks, open, space, recreation and related endeavours

       and

 2.     advancing the parks, open space and recreation industry through advocacy, development or leadership in related professional or peak organisations

 

Trophy      

Recipients

2016  Neil McCarthy (Australia), 2nd World Urban Parks Congress, Cape Town, South Africa

2015  Dr Christy Boylan (Ireland), 1st World Urban Parks Congress, Ponte de Lima, Portugal