What if London became a National Park?
Reimagine London 10.00 – 4.00 Tuesday 24 February South Bank Centre
The NAG display stand will promote naturism in London. If you can help on the NAG Stand for 2 hours please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Covering up to 10% of England, urban areas are recognised by Natural England as a distinct habitat, and by that definition London is truly remarkable. 8.3 million people share the city with 13,000 species of wildlife that inhabit the conurbation’s 3,000 parks, 30,000 allotments, two national nature reserves, 36 sites of special scientific interest and 142 local nature reserves.
A massive 47% of London is green space, making it one of the greenest cities in the world for its size. It is home to the world’s largest urban forest and its 3.8m gardens cover 24% of the capital.
The statutory purpose of national park status is to “conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area” and “promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the park by the public.” What if we took these ideas and applied them to London?
Join us for this inspiring day that could lead to London becoming the world’s
first National Park City, a new kind of national park
The Event includes:
1. The Purcell Room Inspirational presentations, visionary ideas and engaging panel discussions. Speakers and contributors include …
Sir Terry Farrell CBE, leading architect planner and Mayor’s Design Advisor
Alison Barnes, CEO of the New Forest National Park
Murad Qureshi, London Assembly Member Andy Mitchell, CEO Thames Tideway Tunnel
Dave Morris, Chair of London Green Spaces Friends Groups Network
Judy Ling Wong CBE, UK President of Black Environment Network
Kevin Davis, Council Leader of the Royal Borough of Kingston up on Thames
Stephen Knight, Chair of the London Assembly Environment Committee
Mathew Frith, London Wildlife Trust Director of Policy & Planning
Professor Henrietta L. Moore, Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity
Peter Massini, Urban Greening Team Leader, Greater London Authority
Steve Head, National Wildlife Gardening Forum Beth Collier, founder, Wild in the City!
Steve Cole, Neighbourhoods Green Coordinator
Stuart Brooks, Chief Executive of the John Muir Trust Helen Steer, city farmer
Iain Green, wildlife photographer Penny Frith, Insect photographer
Pip McKerrow, Chief Commissioner, Girlguiding London & South East England
Tom Morgan-Jones, illustrator Katy Hogarth, owner of Moo Canoes
2. The Foyer Forum Book free access to the exhibition, ideas lab and Forum stage.
Making the most of London’s great outdoors Wildlife Gardening The Green Belt Debate
Wildlife Photography Business innovation + the NAG Stand
3. The River Thames Explore the River Thames by boat thanks to Thames Tideway Tunnel.
for more information about Greater London National Park see www.greaterlondonnationalpark.org.uk “/a>