3 one-hour Welcoming and enterprising parks and green/blue spaces
3 webinars, Friday 19th March , Friday 16th April and Friday 21st May 2021 10.00 am BST
How to best assess your potential for working with community partners - what are your assets, relationships and skills?
Parks should be for the people and their communities. Successful green/blue places embrace and welcome everybody around them and are designed to engage a range of groups and reduce health inequalities. How can we forge partnerships between local authorities, community and conservation groups, to support local stewardship of these spaces for people and wildlife? Well managed parks help reduce inequalities and bring people together, including new audiences.
This webinar will draw upon experiences from people in trhe UK and across the world, involved with creating community-based outdoor spaces that are welcoming, inclusive and diverse places for long-standing users as well as newcomers.
Outdoor spaces that run carefully-designed events and initiatives can often the income required to maintain, improve and develop their facilities. In many cases do we also see those attract new visitors and users and help change some of the perceptions of green/blue places amongst some non-users.
This webinar will also cover how blue/green spaces can support the local economy and run festivals, concerts, competitions…carefully staged respecting the environmental sustainability of the outdoors.
Silkeborg is the self-pronounced outdoor capital of Denmark and is in the process of accelerating this position to attract even more outdoor-enthusiasts to Silkeborg. The Council will now transform the outdoor into something that is more than just tourism, but something that plays a central role in the Council’s vision, and the development and outdoor strategy
The Council has now established the Outdoor Institute whose session is to act as the outdoor potential facilitator. They believe that the outdoors has a great unrealised potential as a driver for the enhancement of health, education and well-being, and by gathering the top minds we work towards realizing this potential.
The Institute acts as a facilitator between researchers, practitioners and business to deploy the best practices within the domain
Heiko will cover how best to develop a more wide-ranging and enterprising outdoor sector and engage with new partners and providers.