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Open spaces here refers to anything from public places in urban environments to rural wilderness.

What communities can do[edit]

Overview, see right hand column for more

  • Community orchards
  • Open space conservation
  • Reclaiming open space projects
  • Angling and open space projects
  • River and riverside projects
  • Footpaths projects

Why it matters[edit]

(article needed)

Community orchards[edit]

Community orchards offer a way of saving vulnerable old orchards and opportunities to plant new ones, providing places for quiet contemplation or local festivities, a reservoir of local varieties of fruit and a refuge for wild life. (see also Open spaces UK)




"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment." Jane Austen

News and comment[edit]


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London news: It’s official: London will become the world’s first National Park City, Feb 10 [1]


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Pennsylvania: Can parks save Philadelphia? Feb 21 [2]

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China news: Public Park Promotes Native Biodiversity in Hong Kong, Jan 29 [3]

Autumn on Clapham Common -

The UK’s top 10 greenest cities, Jan 16 [4]


From New York to Ealing, local parks are being given a new lease of life, november 6 [5]


Map of Scotland's urban green space a world first, 14 September [6]



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December 11 - International Mountain Day
Annual event to encourage sustainable development in mountains. W


February 2 - World Wetlands Day

2015, Wetlands for Our Future – Join us!
Annual event W

See also[edit]

  • local information can be found, or shared, via our many location pages

External links[edit]

  • Project for Public Spaces, nonprofit organization based in New York dedicated to creating and sustaining public places that build communities. Planning and design rooted in the community form the cornerstone of PPS’s work. Building on the techniques of William H. Whyte's "Street Life Project," this approach involves looking at, listening to, and asking questions of the people in a community to discover their needs and aspirations. W


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  3. @archdaily
  4. @positivenewsuk
  5. The Guardian
  6., 14 September 2011