• National Park City Group

We need your projects

The National Park City group has completed the first draft of our proposal for Glasgow to become a National Park City.

We are now in the process of putting together a framework - “Our Aims, Our Projects”. This lays out the detail of how we can start to work toward our vision and how, as a National Park City, Glasgow can become Greener, Healthier and Wilder.

The framework has three elements:

  • 10 vision statements – these detail the overall purpose and direction of the National Park City

  • Long term aims – these break down the 10 visions into more specific long-term targets

  • Short term projects – We are now working to identify the first ten projects – one for each element of our vision. These are the projects which we believe we can progress now – to get us moving towards our long-term targets.

We want your suggestions now…

In consultation with partners and supporters we have finalised the 10 visions. We now want your suggestions for the projects which can deliver these visions. These could be city wide initiatives, or demonstration projects in one area.

If you have a project you would like to include and work with us to deliver we offer the support of the National Park City group:

  • We have 30 supporter organisations from across different sectors and across the city who we will engage with your project.

  • We have a strong and growing social media presence.

  • The group is supported by an experienced and passionate group of individuals committed to the vision of a Greener, Wilder, Healthier Glasgow.

We believe working in partnership we can amplify your projects, we can deliver wider, collaborative work across the city and help engage a new audience across Glasgow.

We will provide as much support as we can to promote, help coordinate, attract funding, create partnerships, engage communities and amplify the work of our supporters and the projects they put forward.

We are looking for projects which support each of the follow ten vision statements

We believe in a Glasgow which 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 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 that’s reducing its ecological impact.

  • 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 their city healthier, greener and wilder city.

Selecting the final aims and projects

There are so many fantastic things happening across Glasgow - we cannot include all aims and projects in our framework now, so these are the criteria we will use to select our first wave of projects:

  • We will select projects which cover the breadth of the vision of the partnership – but are manageable and deliverable within the capacity we have

  • We will focus on projects which are ambitious yet specific and deliverable

  • We don’t want to include projects that are already happening and will do so without us, or ones we feel are beyond us to help with - we will choose those where we really believe the National Park City can make a difference through it’s collaborative partnership approach.

If you’ve got a great idea for a project, or would just like to find out more, please get in touch.

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We’re a group of individuals who are interested in creating a Glasgow National Park City.  The group has no political affiliations and is not aligned with any other organisations​.

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