Climate Change

Urban parks and green infrastructure (GI) play a significant role in climate change through education, mitigation, and adaptation. Parks are also critical infrastructure for urban resilience. In addition to the immense challenge posed by climate change, cities around the world face shocks and stressors of all kinds daily. Parks may not be able to solve all these problems, but they are key to inclusive, resilient, and regenerative urban development.

What do we do?

World Urban Parks' Climate Change and Resilience committee convenes a multidisciplinary group from around the planet to advise cities and share best practices, and guidelines to build or renovate urban parks with resilient design, best practices, guidelines to increase community resilience and social equity, and more.

     Future Directions 

  • Continue to populate case study map and link to other similar efforts from Green Flag, ICLEI, US Landscape Architecture Foundation, etc.
  • Develop our understanding of and share resources for Carbon Credits applied to urban park development.
  • Present on relevant member accomplishments in committee meetings, invite guests, and create inclusive presentation opportunities.


Ayanda Roji

Cameron Pensini

Charles Neer

German Enriquez

Minoo Esfehani

Pippa Sommerville

Rodrigo Goes

Kevin Halpenny


Gavin White
Executive Officer


Do you want to be part of us?

If you want to be part of this committee please contact.

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