Natural Flood Management

‘High Water Common Ground’ Film and Discussion 

21st March 4.30pm at the Rose Bowl (Lecture Theatre B)

A special screening of this thought-provoking, unreleased ‘documentary-meets-toolkit’ followed by a discussion on the future of natural capital in Yorkshire where a changing climate, air pollution and developments such as Leeds FAS2, HS2, South Bank, the Clean Air Zone and the Northern Forest all present major challenges and opportunities


Simon Jepps Leeds FAS2 Flood Modeler at Thomas Mackay Ltd

Dr Alex Nicholson Natural Flood Management Specialist at Arup

Professor Alan Simson Landscape Architect, Urban Forester and White Rose Forest Chair

Professor Piers Forster Priestley International Centre for Climate and United Bank of Carbon

The event is free but likely to fill quickly. Please reserve a seat at


What Price Air Quality?

Wednesday 7 February, 6-8pm, Albert Rooms, Leeds Town Hall

A discussion event and opportunity to hear more about Leeds City Council’s ‘Clean Air Zone’ proposals. Speaker;

Cllr. Lucinda Yeadon, Deputy Leader Leeds City Council, Executive Board Member – Environment & Sustainability

Neil Evans, Director of Resource and Housing, Leeds City Council

Polly Cook, Executive Programme Manager, Leeds City Council

Dr James Tate, Associate Lecturer, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

More information about the proposals can be found here – please note this takes you to the Council’s website.

The Future of Public Parks Report

A report on the London conference; The Future of Public Parks, held on July 17th, can be downloaded here:

London Conf

(A report on the Leeds conference “‘Reimagining the future of urban public space,’ which from Monday 5 June, can be found here).

You can also find a government response to the Select Committee report with the same title here:

This publication sets out the response by Marcus Jones, Minister for Parks and Green Spaces, to the 17 recommendations made by the Communities and Local Government Select Committee in their original report published on 11 February 2017.


It’s Love Parks Week 2017!

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Love Parks Week 2017 Press Release

Love Parks Week 2017

Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Forum are calling for people to celebrate, enjoy and support the parks and other public green spaces of Leeds this year in Love Parks Week which runs from 14 – 23 July 2017.

There are so many ways to enjoy your local park, woodland or nature reserve so why not get out and take a stroll, watch wildlife, play with the kids, do some sport, have a picnic or just relax and enjoy the view!  And let us know about it with #loveleedsparks.

And if you really love parks why not get involved by volunteering or donating to the newly established Leeds Parks Fund (see below)?

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