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World Urban Parks Congress 2022 announced for November in Mexico

World Urban Parks - The international organisation for open space and recreation is excited to announce that the 2022 World Parks Congress will take place in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico between 14th - 18th November.

The congress will feature experts in urban parks and public spaces, sharing their knowledge through a series of talks and workshops including their professional and personal experiences, as well as topics of common interest to parks sector.

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More than 40 educational Sessions will also take place, featuring ideas and innovation from around the world, including speakers from: Mexico, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, El Salvador, France, Chile, Canada, Japan, Cameroon, India, USA, South Africa, UK, Brazil and The Netherlands.

In addition to the formal sessions; Experiential and Curricular workshops will provide different styles of learning - many of which involve site visits to local parks with the region. Alongside this offer, the ever popular Expo Parques will showcase leading sector companies from Mexico and the world, presenting the best products and services for the design, construction, and equipment of public space.

Carl McClean, International Development manager for Green Flag Award said:

"We can't wait to be a part of such a fantastic event that supports such a broad scope of learning across the parks sector. I encourage anybody that's keen on learning from our international colleagues in the parks sector to be there."

Carl will also be talking at the event with a presentation about the Green Flag Award Management Plan model. He'll be showcasing how Green Flag Award park managers have harnessed this approach to drive forward improvements and gain organisational and political support.


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International development of Green Flag Award

As well as an educational session, Green Flag Award will present a trade stand within Expo Parques at the congress. The program has been growing year after year, now operating in 17 countries worldwide. In Mexico the Award is managed by La Asociación Nacional de Parques y Recreación de México (ANPR México) - who plan to merge the 2022 Green Flag Award Mexico announcements and ceremony into this years congress.

About World Urban Parks:

World Urban Parks is the organisation to go to for international advice, support and getting connected with urban park, open space and recreation issues, people and activity. They combine the experience of their members and partners with opportunities to help build urban parks leadership and bring about significant improvements in cities where rapid urbanisation is occurring. 

World Urban Parks influence at an international and local level in direct support of its members - whether setting global standards, advocating the benefits of urban parks, open space and recreation, or supporting a funding big, a campaign, or professional development.