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Parks for a better living international congress Bogotá

We are looking for dynamic sessions!

We invite you to share your success story of projects where parks have transformed the lives of people and helped create better cities.

We are looking for experiences that have brought people happiness and quality of life, through the development of parks and open spaces where people can walk, ride their bike, play and come together as equals.

If you have been part of these projects, we welcome you to join us in Bogotá, Colombia as part of the selected team of speakers at the Parks for a Better Living International Congress. Your proposal can be presented as a solo conference, shared conference, workshop or panel style.

Keep in mind that abstracts must be submitted using the online system only, you will be receiving a confirmation email when finished.

The abstract submission deadline is extended to Sunday 31st of March, 12:00 NOON (UTC-5).

TOPICS

Parks for the well-being, happiness and health

Large parks: the benefits

Children, playgrounds and nature

Local parks that construct community

Waterfronts: wonderful opportunities for public spaces

Public parks: economic sustainability

Open streets: the greatest temporary park

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

JAN GEHL – DINAMARCA

Director at Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants

MARIO SCHJETNAN – MEXICO

Director Grupo de Diseño Urbano

JAYNE MILLER – EE. UU.

Chair of the World Urban Parks

CECIL KONIJNENDIJK – CANADÁ

Director de Urban Forestry en la Universidad de British Columbia

JEAN FRASER - USA

Chief Executive Officer of the Presidio Trust

TERRY HARTIG – Sweden

Profesor de Psicología Ambiental, Universidad de Uppsala

CHRIS CHESTERFIELD – AUSTRALIA

Director Strategic Engagement, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities

Enrique Peñalosa

Mayor of Bogotá

PEDRO ORLANDO MOLANO – COLOMBIA

Director Instituto Distrital de Recreación y Deporte – Bogotá City Hall

Who will be part of the congress?

Urban design:
Architects, Civil engineers , landscape architects, urban designers.

Sustainability:
Professionals on Tourism and social professionals

Health Professionals:
Physical activity related

Public Management:
National and Local Public Entities

Masters and PhD Professors and students:
On programs related to the congress.

Call for abstracts is now close

Open Call Dates

Call for Abstracts Open: January 30th, 2019
Call for Abstracts Close: Sunday 31st of March 2019 12:00 NOON – UTC-5 Extended Deadline to submit your abstract.
Speakers notified of acceptance: Early April 2019 – An email will be sent to each submitter

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