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We believe people can make Glasgow a National Park City.
Gaining National Park City status will make us part of an international community of cities who believe that supporting each other and working together with the National Park City Foundation, we can make all our futures Greener, Healthier and Wilder.
The designation will help celebrate, support, amplify and connect the fantastic communities, individuals and organisations who can together create a Greener, Healthier Wilder Glasgow - for everybody.
An important step in getting our National Park City status is showing we have your support. So if you share our vision and that belief - please add your support:
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Glasgow National Park City Charter
We believe in a future in which Glasgow is:
A place where everyone is engaged with nature and the outdoors.
A city where nature is thriving and spaces and places are connected.
A city that’s reducing its ecological and environmental impact.
A place where connecting people and nature helps deliver social and environmental justice and reduces inequality.
A place where every child has the chance to learn and have fun in nature every day.
A city with clean, healthy air and water.
A city where people are proud of their natural and cultural heritage.
A place where everyone has access to green, healthy, sustainable travel.
A city nearing the top of health and wellbeing tables instead of the bottom.
A place where excellent design delivers buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and nature.
A place where everyone feels empowered and inspired to make our city greener, healthier and wilder.
Having Glasgow as an NPC would allow more joined up working across land ownership and shared priorities which will improve outcomes at landscape scale, for people and nature.
Across the city groups of volunteers are making a huge difference enhancing parks and green spaces for communities, visitors and biodiversity
Yorkhill Green Spaces
I believe this is a great idea to help get everyone connected to nature and community based projects!
Green Spaces are needed more and more around glasgow with its growing development in areas
A National Park City can help us reimagine Glasgow as a place where wild nature can help healthy people, places and the planet.
It is important to me that Glasgow strives towards ending inequality in any way it can.
Green space is infrastructure that we need for our wellbeing and to adapt to the impacts of climate change
I support a National Park City for Glasgow because I see the importance for everyone to be able to access green spaces for health and well-being.
Nature is part of our city and we can't live without it!
ew Glasgow Society
Imagining the City of Glasgow as a National Park City allows us to take a closer look at our homes and neighbourhoods and the activities that take place within them.
University of Glasgow
Access to quality greenspace and locally produced food are win win wins wins for cost of living crisis, climate crisis, improving health and reducing pollution
Glasgow has incredible spaces of hidden biodiversity. Living alongside wildlife, makes everyday life richer and happier. Strangers stop and talk to each other on seeing a kingfisher, or a heron. These are special moments of connection. At the same time, there are housebuilders, contractors and businesses, that dump waste into our rivers (e.g. the White Cart River), and have done so for many years with impunity. Fly tipping is endemic in some parts of the city. I hope a Park City will have more powers to tackle these problems, and will support a healthier, greener environment for everyone.
Royal Scottish Geographical Society
Glasgow was a pioneer of the industrial revolution and, now, the ecological revolution. Nature nurtures
A green, just and regenerative economy requires seeing ourselves as part of nature, not apart from it
Designating Glasgow as a National Park City reaffirms and raises the profile of the relationship we all have between an urban living and working context and the wider natural environment which is vital for our health and wellbeing. We always need a bit more green in our lives, whether at work or play!
As the home of one of the greatest collection of parks in the UK, Glasgow would be an excellent choice to be a National Park City.
I know Glasgow as a green city, with parks and woodlands, ponds and meadows. It has a vibrant community who come together to create their own pocket parks and cherish brown field sites transforming them into Local Nature Reserves. In my capacity representing the conservation of Scotland’s amphibians and reptiles, I know Glasgow is a vital reserve for species and can become a beacon of the City Park Movement for herpetological biodiversity.
I was very excited to hear that Glasgow is applying for National Park Status. I believe this would be a great bonus to all those who live and work in and around Greater Glasgow.
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