Eastside City Park, Birmingham © Peter Cook

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) invites park and landscape managers to a free, all-day event on 26 September at thestudio in Birmingham.

Delivered by the Landscape Institute, in association with the Parks Action Group, West Midlands Parks Forum and The Parks Alliance, this is a day of learning and development for people who manage natural spaces of all scales – from urban parks and green spaces to national parks and designated landscapes.

Make and debate the business case for parks

Examine the future challenges our parks and landscapes face

Join interactive workshops and discover new and innovative approaches

Share insight and innovation from across the sector, in the UK and abroad

Help build the skills and tools needed in the sector: partnership brokering, community empowerment, big data, natural capital accounting and more

Session highlights

  • Alice Casey, Head of Government Innovation Programmes at Nesta, introduces delegates to the pioneering Rethinking Parks programme – looking at innovation in governance models, income generation streams and usage data. 
  • Victoria Bradford-Keegan, Project Manager at the National Trust and Kathryn Deeney, Natural Infrastructure Manager at Plymouth City Council, explain how the new Future Parks Accelerator is supporting ambitious projects that will transform the way we manage and fund public parks and green spaces in the UK. 
  • APSE’s Paul O’Brien examines the findings of the workstreams established by MHCLG in response to the 2017 Inquiry into Public Parks. 

Register for livestream

This event is SOLD OUT. Missed out on a place? We’ll be livestreaming selected sessions on the day for FREE. Register your interest.

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