The Hamamatsu Resolution, Good Practice Guide, and Resource Database

The Hamamatsu Resolution resulted from the 2004 Ifpra Congress in Hamamatsu Japan where it was proposed to create a Good Practice Guideline for the creation of a harmonious environment to contribute to liveable and sustainable communities in the 21st Century. 43 examples of good practices were collected, primarily from Japan, Australia, and the UK, and edited by Ifpra Japan into the Good Practices on Hamamatsu Resolution publication.

The Good Practices on Hamamatsu Resolution guide envisaged that members would continue to submit good or leading practices contributing to liveable and sustainable communities.


Good Practice Database 2015

This database collects examples of good parks, open space and recreation practices.

This database will be expanded as members add information and will ultimately be searchable by topic. If you have good practices to share contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A PDF version of the World Urban Parks Good Practices Database 2015 is available here.


Good Practice Database 2017

This items marks a new start for the collection of "Good Practices", a work "under (permanent) construction".

We're planning to collect good practices focused on these subject matters or topics:

1. General management
Blue-Green infrastructure in Bergen (Norway) (Green Environment Plan 2012-2020 / pdf - 62 p. - 13 Mb)
Assembly Civic Engagement Survey (USA) (Shaping Space for Civic Life / pdf - 25 p. - 6 Mb)
Rivierenhof (Belgium) Management Plan for Green Flag Application 2018 (Rivierenhof Management Plan / pdf - 63 p. - 3 Mb)
2. Financial management
3. Recreation
Horseback rides in Parque del Agua, Zaragoza (Spain) (Horseback rides/ pdf - 4 p. - 1 Mb)
4. Sport facilities
Running activities in Parque del Agua, Zaragoza (Spain) (Runners Circuits / pdf - 4 p. - 1 Mb)
5. Education
6. Nature Conservation
Sheep as gardeners in Parque del Agua, Zaragoza (Spain) (Sheep in the park / pdf - 4 p. - 1 Mb)
Bird island in less visited area in Parque del Agua, Zaragoza (Spain) (Bird Island / pdf - 4 p. - 1 Mb)
7. Botanical Collections
Economic, social and environmental impact of botanic gardens (BCGI Technical Review, 2nd edition / pdf - 26 p - 4 Mb)
8. Human Resources
9. Maintenance
Mussels invading sewerage infrastructure in Parque del Agua, Zaragoze (Spain) (Clearing pipes from mussels / pdf - 4 p. - 1 Mb)
10. Safety/Security
11. Cultural activities
12. Park design
13. Heritage sites
Restoration Project Chapultepec Park, Mexico City (Mexico) (Composers' Passage and Xochipilli Fountain / pdf - 9 p. - 1.5 Mb)
14. Rules and Regulations
15. Commerce


Summary of results of the 2016 questionnaire on large urban parks and the list of participating parks of the 2016 Questionnaire.