Peter Clark , Helsinki University, Finland
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
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.
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.