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  • April 2021
    • Londoners want politicians to deliver a greener, healthier and wilder recovery

      An overwhelming number of Londoners (94%) agree politicians should protect London's green, blue and wild open spaces; ensure all are of high quality, attract diverse users and feel safe for all. The result is taken from a YouGov1 survey commissioned by London National Park City2. Its results3 are being shared with all candidates standing to be the next Mayor of London and all London Councils, ahead of the local elections in May. YouGov’s survey records the expectations and desires of Londoners, with 88%  agreeing politicians should promote the London National Park City to make their city...

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  • January 2021
    • London National Park City calls for 50 new volunteer Rangers from across our Capital

      22nd January 2021 The National Park City Foundation and global lifestyle brand Timberland have started the new year searching for 50 more volunteer London National Park City Rangers to share their vision for a greener, healthier and wilder London, and to kickstart new urban greening projects across the capital.  The Ranger programme launched in May 2020 with 54 volunteer Rangers from across London. Since then, Rangers have been working on a variety of projects including greening initiatives, education projects, setting up the London Fungus Network, participating in panels and discussion...

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  • July 2020
    • 100-strong People’s Assembly and plans for 25 National Park Cities by 2025 to mark 1st anniversary of London National Park City

      One year on from London becoming the world’s first National Park City on 22 July 2019 [1] we are forming a London National Park City Assembly. To inspire and attract applicants we're showcasing 100 Voices over three nights, sharing people's tales of how they're making our capital better for all. The online presentations will run from 6pm to 8pm, Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 July. [2] The first anniversary also includes plans to have 25 National Park Cities by 2025 [3]. Since July 2019, allowing for the coronavirus lockdown, London National Park City has: - Recruited a unique first tranche of 54...

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  • May 2020
    • National Park City Rangers come together to help make London greener, healthier and wilder

      National Park City Rangers come together to help make London greener, healthier and wilder. 8th May 2020 London National Park City has launched their new Ranger Community with 54 volunteers, as they joined together online to launch the first of its kind programme in the world.  Counting artists, rewilders, urbanists, activists, athletes and teachers amongst their ranks, a diverse and passionate group of Londoners are collaborating to explore solutions for some of nature’s most pressing challenges in an inner-city environment.  The Ranger Community purpose and projects include greening...

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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 2019 marked the point where people-power kicked 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, backed...

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  • July 2018
  • June 2018
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