Conducted 2-4(5) Sept 2015
in Stockholm
About the conference

The aim of the conference

The aim of the conference was to highlight large parks in metropolitan areas and to discuss their importance and role in the future, taking into account the enormous development of townscapes that is foreseen. We discussed status, protection and maintenance - in short the governance of large parks in large cities. This was done within the context of overall green infrastructure, ecosystem services and sustainable cities. Large parks at the same time constitute a basis for understanding the landscape in which the city is set. Another goal was to create a network of people working with large parks around the world. And in 2016 this latter aim was realized. 2016-02-02 a Standing Committee on Large Urban Parks was initiated within the World Urban Parks Organization.