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The future of urban parks

Topics: Human Wellbeing | Comments

The future of urban parks

 

Amalie Wright, a Brisbane-based landscape architect and author of Future Park: imagining tomorrow’s urban parks, writes about what parks mean to communities and the importance of green spaces in urban areas. She writes: “In 2008 an interesting thing happened: we reached a point where more than half the world’s population now lives in an urban area. We are officially a species more urbanised than not.”

This increasing urbanisation puts enormous pressure on water and food supply, transportation and mobility, housing and employment in our cities.

In densely developed cities it also puts pressure on other things we value, such as access to high quality parks and people places. With urban land under increasing pressure, where will our future city parks come from?”

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Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia
Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia

 


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