IUCN PARKS Journal – Edition 21.1

We are pleased to announce that a major article titled WESTERN SYDNEY PARKLANDS – AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST URBAN PARK written by Linda and Noel has been published in the IUCN Parks Journal, which is the on-line journal of the International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  

Publication of the peer-reviewed article follows on from the IUCN World Parks Congress held at Sydney Olympic Park in November 2014, attended by more than 5,000 delegates. Noel made a presentation in collaboration with Suellen Fitzgerald, Director of the Parramatta Park and Western Sydney Parkland Trusts.

Forming part of the Congress stream titled ‘Why urban parks matter in creating healthy and liveable cities’, the presentation focused on the knowledge and insights gained over the past decade from the planning, design, development and management of the Parklands, particularly in relation to the capacity of this major urban parkland to deliver human and environmental health benefits to a rapidly growing urban population.  

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