Why should we care about green space and health?

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Invited presentation given at opening session of the TCPA Green Infrastructure Partnership Conference, held online.

Theme of conference:
"Public spaces that are well cared for, with mature trees and new planting, create a much-needed sense of hope, a feeling that someone cares and that this place will get better as time goes by. Cared-for parks, green spaces and trees add to people’s sense of wellbeing – and generate significant economic value. Why, then, is the UK so bad at maintaining places and, in particular, green infrastructure? How can the UK do better? What new ways are there to pay for the upkeep of green infrastructure? What tools and resources can help get it right?"

Organised by the TCPA on behalf of the Green Infrastructure Partnership.
Supported by NatureScot, Greenbelt and the Lady Margaret Paterson Osborn Trust.

Attended live by 230 people, policy-makers and practitioners, mostly local authority members, specifically, planners/conservation officers and environment specialists, with a further 300 signed up to receive recording of presentations.
Period21 Sept 2023
Event titleHope for the future: why caring for green infrastructure is vital for thriving people and places
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • green infrastructure
  • health
  • maintenance
  • managment
  • greenspace