Peter Clark , Helsinki University, Finland
Peter will speak on the first day of the conference, Thursday second of September at 11 AM on the subject: Historical Perspectives on Parks and Green Spaces in Town.

Peter Clark was educated at Oxford and is co-founder(1989) of the European Association for Urban History, the leading international organization in the field.. He has over the years organised many projects and written or edited over fifteen books on urban and social and cultural history.

Increasingly interested in European comparative studies he has led several international projects on green space in the city. The first included the cities of Helsinki, Stockholm, London and St Petersburg, covered the period 1850-2000 and resulted in a major publication: The European City and Green Space 1850-2000 (Ashgate, 2006). A second book (co-edited with M. Niemi and J. Niemela ) was Sport and Green Space in the European City (FLS, 2009). A new book is currently in preparation on Green Landscapes in the European City. His wide-ranging book European Cities and Towns 400-2000 was published by Oxford University Press in 2009 and he edited the Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History (50 contributors) which appeared in 2013.