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  • October 2019
  • July 2019
    • London becomes the world’s first National Park City

      Press Release 15 July 2019 - For immediate release London becomes the world’s first National Park City The National Park City Foundation (NPCF) will confirm London as the world’s first National Park City on Monday 22 July at a City Hall Summit hosted by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. [1] Organisations and individuals will sign a London National Park City Charter demonstrating their support for making the city greener, healthier and wilder. The day before, on Sunday 21 July, the National Park City Foundation in partnership with World Urban Parks and Salzburg Global Seminar will publish the...

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  • May 2019
    • 31 May 2019 - London set to be the world’s first National Park City

      On Monday 22 July, London will become the world’s first National Park City. [1] London’s new status will be confirmed at the London National Park City Summit hosted at City Hall by the National Park City Foundation and Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. [2] The summit will be attended by guests from across London and from representatives from other cities around the UK and the world looking to follow London’s lead as a National Park City. The Foundation will also launch a Universal Charter for National Park Cities on Sunday 21 July, the day before the London launch, with simultaneous events on...

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  • January 2019
    • Jan 2019 - 10 Ways to Make Life Better, launched as London prepares to become the first National Park City!

      January 2019 More people live in cities than ever before. We are no longer hunter gatherers. This is the age of the urban innovator; seeking and trying new solutions to make life better. 10 Ways to Make Life Better, launched as London prepares to become the first National Park City! Launching London National Park City in July this year will mark the point where people-power kicks in to reduce air pollution, increase greenspace and begins to address social issues such as loneliness, exclusion, stress and obesity by working with, and improving, nature in the capital. After extensive research,...

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  • July 2018
  • June 2018
    • London, 21st March 2018: London National Park City calls for London to bloom with 9 million wildflowers - one flower for every Londoner

      London, 21st March 2018 London National Park City calls for London to bloom with 9 million wildflowers - one flower for every Londoner Londoners are being urged to sow millions of wildflowers – one for every Londoner – to brighten the capital, and to pave the way for London becoming the world’s first National Park City in 2019. #WildflowersForLondoners is led by London National Park City working with Seedball, the award-winning London social enterprise making wildflower seed balls, to help anyone in London make the capital bloom. [1], [2] For every seed ball sold, SeedBall will donate...

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    • London, 9th February 2018 - London soon to become the world’s first National Park City

      London, 9th February 2018 London soon to become the world’s first National Park City London is a step closer to becoming the world’s first National Park City as the idea has now secured the backing not just of the Mayor of London and members of the London Assembly but a majority of London’s 654 local council ward teams - the local authority councillors elected by Londoners. With this broad mandate, leaders of the campaign will be working with the Mayor and Londoners across the capital to launch the National Park City in 2019. Inspired by the aims and values of Britain’s national parks, the...

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    • London, 2nd October 2017 Beautiful new map of London – created to celebrate the capital's great outdoors

      London, 2nd October 2017 Beautiful new map of London – created to celebrate the capital's great outdoors A stunning new map has been published byUrban Goodtoday showing London as the world’s firstNational Park City. The massive map includes all of the capital’s 3,000 parks plus woodlands, playing fields, nature reserves, city farms, rivers, canals and all the spaces that contribute to London’s parkland. Some of the most iconic walks through and around London are drawn, such as the London Loop and Capital Ring, along with symbols marking places to swim outdoors, climb hills, pitch a tent or...

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    • London, 27th April 2016 Experts call for London to be declared a National Park City

      London, 27th April 2016 Experts call for London to be declared a National Park City Over 70 health, conservation, education and culture experts have signed an open letter to London's elected councillors calling for them to back a campaign to make London a National Park City.  Former Director-General of the National Trust Dame Fiona Reynolds, artist Sir Antony Gormley, nature writer Robert Macfarlane and public health advisor GP Dr. William Bird MBE are just a few of the high profile experts who believe the move will improve Londoners health, quality of life and environment.  “London being a...

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    • London, 14th July, 2015: Londoners have unique opportunity to create history, and make London the greatest city on the planet 

      London, 14th July, 2015: Londoners have unique opportunity to create history, and make London the greatest city on the planet  New research shows nine out of ten Londoners want the Capital reimagined as a National Park, and for the London Mayor and local councils to back it  New proposal launched today urges Londoners to sign up for a better and longer life  A fast growing movement of Londoners has today published a proposal which aims to make the quality of life in London the best in the World.  The ambitious vision sets out how the transformation of becoming a National Park City will improve...

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