London: A National Park City

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.” Having successfully campaigned to secure the title, the National Park Read more…

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The importance of urban green

These recent publications and articles highlight the importance of urban green spaces for health, social and environmental benefits. Vivid Economics estimate the value of benefits created by London’s urban parks to be £5 billion per year, with every £1 invested in parks resulting in benefits of £27. MHCLG’s Draft National Planning Read more…