Cork Healthy Cities is deligthed to announce a series of seminars that we are partnering with SHEP Earth Aware, Green Spaces for Health, Cork Chamber, Cork Environmental Forum and the Environmental Research Institute on.

This whole series will concentrate on opening up a discussion on how we might green Cork. Looking at what this means from many different perspectives, we will be inviting expert practitioners in this field from both Ireland and abroad to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences with us and we will be providing ample opportunity for you to engage and discuss your responses in the sessions. In this time of the creation of a new Cork City Development Plan 2022 to 2028 and influenced by our experiences as a city during the recent lockdown we consider now an opportune time to consider just what kind of a city we want to live in for the future.
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Tuesday November 24th 2020 2.30pm – 4pm

CYNTHIA NIKITIN: From Green Spaces To People Places:
The Transformative Power Of Parks

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Cynthia Nikitin 
From Green Spaces To People Places: The Transformative Power Of Parks

When urban parks are seen as catalysts for community development and enhancement, they become an essential component in transforming and enriching our cities. A park can be a place for children to explore, understand, and relate to nature; it can provide a safe place for social and cultural exchange; it can be teeming with entrepreneurial activities such as markets; people engaging in physical activities such as playing, skating, walking or jogging; and a venue for cultural activities, such as art and community events.

A lack of adequate and well programmed parkland is a far-reaching problem impacting many communities around the globe, with long-term consequences in terms of increased air pollution, lack of opportunities for outdoor physical exercise and places for children to play and recreate, and decreased opportunities for people to experience the natural environment. Most glaring is the negative impact on quality of life as evidenced by the lack of park space available to keep pace with rapid growth and urbanisation. Where there are people and children, we need parks.

Cynthia Nikitin will provide examples of how, by integrating parks into the cultural lives of neighborhoods, and by giving responsibility for developing new programs to, and engaging residents in the design process, parks can contribute significantly to the quality of urban life.

Recording and Materials from Previous Events


Tuesday October 20th at 2.20 until 4pm

Dr. Trevor Hancock ‘Healthy One Planet Communities:
Creating planetary, community and personal health’

To view the PowerPoint presentation click here

To view this presentaiton on YouTube click here

September 22nd at 2.20 until 4pm,

Dr. Marcus Collier, Trinity College Dublin 
Connecting Nature, Bringing Life to the City.

To view the PowerPoint slides click below:

Connecting Nature Presentation – Part I

Connecting Nature Presentation – Part II

To view the presentation on YouTube click here