Welcome to WUPEC17
This October, Wirral, UK will be hosting the World Urban Parks European Congress as part of its celebrations for the 170th anniversary of the opening of Birkenhead Park in 1847.
Birkenhead Park was designed by Joseph Paxton and is internationally significant as one of the World’s first municipally funded public parks.
Its concept and layout inspired the parks movement for years to come. It influenced the design of Central Park in New York.
This year's congress theme Landscapes Alive: Community, Sustainability and Heritage will explore key issues around the crucial role of parks for towns and cities; the challenge of sustainability; and a celebration of the rich heritage parks create within communities.
The main congress will take place at the Floral Pavilion Theatre and Conference Centre, New Brighton, Wirral with pre and post congress tours to areas around the North West region of England including Liverpool and Manchester.
Keynote Speaker: Douglas Blonksy, President & CEO of Central Park, New York
Download the WUPEC17 Full Programme
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Given the variety of uses and benefits of urban parks, it will be of value to a range of professions and individuals including those with an interest in:
The Congress will provide opportunities to network, gain international perspectives, support professional development, share best practice and explore innovative solutions. It will feature high profile speakers from across the globe.