Each year, the international World Urban Parks agency celebrates every park in the world during the World Parks Week. A well-known driving force in green space management, and a Paysalia sponsor, World Urban Parks returns from April 24 to May 2, 2021 with an attractive program focused on the hyperlocal theme.
A “must” event for all green spaces
From April 24 to May 2, 2021, all the parks in the world will be highlighted in a hard-hitting awareness campaign focusing on the importance of green spaces for public health in a campaign by World Urban Parks targeting landscapers, gardeners and the general public.
Let us all do our part to encourage the use of parks and trails and open spaces and nature in ways that respect each other, the public health guidance, and the treasured and critical spaces they are. Let us come together as an international parks and recreation community to show support of the essential role our sector has in the physical and mental wellbeing of all.
— World Urban Parks
Think #Hyperlocal is the new motto
As Covid-19 affects almost every country in the world, this year’s theme prolongs last year’s : #NatureNeverCloses. The objective is to make locals think about what the green spaces in their districts do for them.
The current trend is the 10 min neighborhood. More precisely, all basic needs must be covered within a radius of 10 minutes from every home, including green spaces! This concept is currently very important because of lockdowns in several countries. Thinking hyperlocal means taking a new look at urban space to address problems of public health, nature in city centers, equal access, climate change, etc.
During this special week, World Urban Parks wants to encourage everyone to imagine new ways to incorporate hyperlocal thought into their daily lives and activities, for example by visiting their nearest park.
Take part in World Parks Week!
During World Parks Week, World Urban Parks will relay a host of events and information.
- Free webinars on a dedicated page. You can already register for the “Building Parks that Connect Youth to Nature” webinar.
- Experience and projects feedbacks and useful advice will be published on the WUP website.
- Social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) will feature a host of interesting contents.
Everywhere in the world, green spaces are used more than ever. Landscaping professionals must be flexible to ensure they are always in top condition to remain accessible to all. World Parks Week proposes to celebrate the exemplary work of these professionals in #GoingGreenForParkies. On April 30, 2021, public authorities will be invited to light their monuments in green to show their recognition and post their photographs via the #GoingGreenForParkies hashtag. Last year, even New York lit the Empire State Building in green.
Now is the time to join the major international community working to promote urban green spaces. Become a member of World Urban Parks and profit from its many benefits!
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