Making the Case for the Greater London National Park
The campaign to designate London the world’s first National Park City gathered momentum in February with an inspiring event at the Southbank Centre. Led by Daniel Raven-Ellis, a series of specialist speakers highlighted the rationale and virtues of the capital becoming the first urban national park.
With 47% of Greater London green space and 13 000 recorded species, the area already provides 8.3 million people with access to an incredible range of landscape and environments, and National Park status could encourage all to realise the potential of London’s green spaces to support health, biodiversity, regeneration, tourism and community while establishing a new identity for London and it’s diverse population.
London may not be alone. Glasgow, and indeed others internationally are also developing their vision for national park status. Could this be the start of a new parks movement?
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Posted on 13th March 2015