Public green space can help improve our mental and physical health and increase social cohesion within communities. Throughout the pandemic parks have provided many people with respite from cabin fever, as well as a covid-secure place to meet with family and friends.
But whilst the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the importance and value of green space for everybody – it’s also emphasised what research was already telling us – that there is unequal access. Barriers experienced due to people’s religion, race, ethnicity, age, disability, gender and LGBQT+ can impact on their enjoyment of public space.
The Future of London will be holding a roundtable to explore how parks and green spaces can be made more inclusive. The session will start with a presentation from Dr Bridget Snaith, followed by a panel discussion with industry professionals offering insight and lived experience of equalities issues. If you would like to attend please register here.
When: Tuesday 29 Sept 2020, 9:30 – 11:15 am