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GreenSpace

GreenSpace is a registered charity which works in the UK to improve parks and green spaces by raising awareness, involving communities and creating skilled professionals.

GreenSpace looks towards achieving a network of easily accessible, safe, attractive and welcoming parks, gardens and green spaces which meet the needs of everyone and which contribute to the economic, social and environmental well-being of people and places, now and for future generations. GreenSpace objectives are:

  • Promote the concept of a single parks or green space system, whose quality and diversity sustains the cultural, heritage, landscape and ecological needs, purposes and values of the communities that use them.
  • Provide a network for the exchange of expertise, experience and information about the sustainable planning, design, management and improvement of parks, gardens and green spaces.
  • Promote, attract, secure and disburse funding for projects which contribute to the sustainable planning, design, management and improvement of parks, gardens and green spaces.
  • Promote the sustainable planning, design, management and improvement of parks, gardens and green spaces through responses to consultations and by representation of the aims of GreenSpace at national, regional and local levels.
  • Promote the implementation of strategies, policies and actions at national, regional and local level needed to secure and sustain the full range of benefits that parks, gardens and green spaces offer to people and places.
  • Promote the greater education and involvement of local communities in the sustainable planning, design, management and improvement of parks, gardens and green spaces.
  • Identify and promote professional best practice through meetings, conferences, research, exhibitions, publications, films, training courses and networks.
  • Provide a channel of communication and education to relevant organisations on issues affecting the sustainable planning, design, management and improvement of parks, gardens and green spaces.

GreenSpace provides a number of offerings all centred around; skills, policy and research, knowledge sharing and events. Products include:

  • GreenSTAT is a visitor survey system, which records users’ views of their local parks and green spaces.
  • GreenSKILL is a unique online database dedicated to improving skills and training within the green space sector.
  • The Institute of Parks and Green Space (IPGS) is the UK’s only institute solely dedicated to parks and green spaces.
  • Green Places magazine, bringing together the latest thinking, best practice and debate for the green space sector.

Main picture of New Forest National Park, Hampshire, UK by Chalkie_CC – Flickr

 


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