New EUROPARC Toolkit: Planning and Managing Periurban Parks

Grand Parc Miribel Jonage, by Mathilde André

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EUROPARC presents the new toolkit: “Planning and Managing Periurban Parks”. A document focused on Periurban Parks and their essential role in nature and people health and wellbeing, as well as in mitigating the local climate and serving as places for local food production.

Periurban Parks as tools to meet multiple purposes and reconcile conflicting needs

Periurban Parks are the green lungs of our cities, they naturally provide valuable breathing space, both for nature and for people to exercise and improve their health and well-being. Periurban Parks moderate local climate and act as places for local food production. To underline the importance of these periurban green gems, and to give practical advice on their planning, design and management measures, EUROPARC created the toolkit Planning and Managing Periurban Parks.

Download the toolkit here

The toolkit

The toolkit aims at giving all protected Areas interested the opportunity to learn from the direct experience of Periurban Parks. It is also a useful tool for policy-makers wanting to promote the protection of natural greenspaces in and around cities. Additionally, this kit is full of links to web pages and studies useful for further reference.

How can it help you?

This toolkit is structured around 5 topics:

  • Designing the Park
  • Enhancing Biodiversity
  • Hosting People
  • Communicating and learning with People – Awareness Raising & Environmental Education
  • Working with People – Governance & Partnerships

For each topic, a range of tips, tools, information and inspiration are provided.

This toolkit was produced by the EUROPARC Federation and the Members of the Periurban Commission.

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The production of this publication has received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union. The content of this publication does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the publication lies entirely with the authors.