A review of the Large Parks in Large Cities conference on The Nature of Cities.
The prognosis for urbanization is challenging—in the next 40 years, urban population will double. Under the growing pressure of modern urban development, large parks are valued by people more than ever. From the beginning of city development, large parks have played a very special role; originally, they were sacred groves, places for royal residence and hunting activity in addition to acting as public parks. The first conference entirely dedicated to different aspects of large parks was initiated by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature in Sweden and the Association for Ekoparken, in Stockholm, with the support of leading Swedish universities and NGOs. — (2015) A review of the Large Parks in Large Cities conference, Stockholm, 2-4 September 2015 by Maria E. Ignatieva , Uppsala. Richard Murray, Stockholm and Henrik Waldenström, Stockholmon on The Nature of Cities.