World Urban Parks holds an annual congress. Documents can be found on the respective websites, and PDFs are linked below where PaRC has been able to obtain them.
Congress in Kazan, Russia (2019)
Kazan is a Russian city and the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. Kazan is identified as a growing, dynamic city with significant opportunities for improved liveability; Kazan has already been placed in the top 10 most sustainably developed cities in the Russian Federation. Since 2016 the Institute for Urban Development of the Republic of Tatarstan has been implementing the Program for the Development of Public Spaces, under which more than 300 parks, embankments, pedestrian streets, public gardens and squares in all municipal districts of the region were improved.
The principles of sustainable development are reflected in Kazan’s long-term development strategies — from transport, housing and energy- saving technologies to the support of park, cultural and social programs.
The Congress website (alive as at Jan. 2024) includes a link to a Congress video and a program with abstracts. It is understood that a report of the proceedings in English exists but the hotlink is no longer alive.
Congress in Monterrey, Mexico (2022)
Alternative links: Congress website via blog and via index.php here. The Event Objective is described as: “World Urban Parks aims to gather and train professionals, public officials, housing developers, decision makers, industry suppliers, students and non-governmental organizations in one place. It is a space that allows you to create collaborative networks with industry leaders around the world.” Click here for the program.
The Congress, themed Sustainable Places: Spaces, People and Habitats, was held in Adelaide in October 2023 jointly with Parks and Leisure Australia. The Adelaide Statement is posted on a separate page.
Congress in Utrecht, Netherlands (2024)
Congress website. More to come.