The 2018 Liveable Cities Conference is being held next month over 16 – 17 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.
The discussion at the 2018 Conference will focus on sustainable transport solutions, greening and redesign of cities, renewing regional areas, integrating community decisions, government policy, health and wellbeing and strategies for environment implementation.
Mr Neil Mccarthy, CEO at Mosaic Insights joins us at the conference to discuss ‘Redefining Cities – the National Parks City’.
Over the last twenty years, a number of Governments and individuals have been exploring the concept of national parks and cities. Generally, the discussion and the developments have mostly centred on the purity of the “national park” concept and have only seen limited progress in understanding of a National Park concept within a City. However, the Scandinavian countries have made definable progress in establishing “National Urban Parks” and there has been some (but limited) attempts to define what constitutes a “National Urban Park”. However, over the last four years, significant progress has been made in redefining what a National Park City is?
This socially driven process will see London become the first National Park City in 2019. This paper explores the foundation of this concept tracing the history of National Park typology and the ramifications and opportunities it creates to define the Cities of the future. The National Park City approach challenges the foundational concepts of national parks, the role of cities and the nature of space and human interaction.
Neil is an international leader in park management. He has extensive understanding and experience in the complexities required to achieve balance between environment and development for the betterment of the community. He has been responsible for the most significant global initiatives in parks management, including Parks Victoria’s ‘Healthy Parks, Healthy People’ program and the creation of World Urban Parks. Neil was the World Urban Parks’ 2016 Distinguished Individual Award recipient. In addition to his role at Mosaic, Neil has recently been appointed the CEO of World Urban Parks and Co-Chair of the International National Park City Commission.
For more information on the upcoming 2018 Liveable Cities Conference in Melbourne and to secure your spot please visit liveablecities.org.au