TALK | The pressures on London's parks
event Thursday, 9 May 2019
access_time 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
location_on The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EL
With cuts in public spending impacting on London’s parks, how do we continue to fund and maintain these essential green spaces in the capital? Local authorities struggle to pay for their upkeep and encourage events, festivals and other money-raising activities. The Royal Parks became a charity in 2017 and is funded by a wide range of donors and trusts as well pop concerts and Winter Wonderland.
Join Tony Leach (Chief Executive, Parks for London) and Tom Jarvis (Director of Parks, The Royal Parks) as they explore how parks can accommodate private events as well as public access. Whether our parks are fit for purpose in the 21st century. And query whether they need a redesign in the face of changing attitudes to sports, fitness and wellbeing, walking and cycling, revenue generating events as well as the city-wide Green Grid and plans for a London to become the first National Park City.