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Large Parks in Large Cities

The conference is organized by World Wide Fund for Nature, Sweden (Världsnaturfonden, WWF) and Association for Ekoparken (Förbundet för Ekoparken)

 
The aim of the conference is to highlight large parks in metropolitan areas and to discuss their importance and role in the future, taking into account the enormous development of townscapes that is foreseen. We will also discuss status, protection and maintenance - in short the governance of large parks in large cities. This will be done within the context of overall green infrastructure, ecosystem services and sustainable cities. Large parks at the same time constitute a basis for understanding the landscape in which the city is set. Another goal is to create a network of people working with large parks around the world.

Programme: The programme is now being developed

Themes of the conference

* visions of large parks in large cities
* the specific aspects of large parks and nature reserves in townscapes in contrast to urban greening in general
* the role of large parks in urban ecology
* the role of large parks as a source of biodiversity in cities
* ecosystem services from urban green areas and specifically from large parks in large cities
* the role of large parks when building the sustainable city and mitigating climate change
* the role of large parks when integrating - functionally and architecturally - the city in the landscape
* large parks in understanding the history of the landscape
* the establishment and legal status of large parks
* urban planning for large parks - threats and conflicts
* governance of large parks in large cities

These themes can be addressed through case studies, research and practical applications of planning and nature conservation. We strongly encourage presentations of large parks in metropolitan areas and large cities at this conference. We ask for contributions from both practitioners and researchers.

More information: http://www.largeparks.se