The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed urban populations’ relationship with green and blue spaces. Demand for access to nature has increased throughout the world, creating new pressures on urban park systems and raising questions about equality of access, funding and management.
The Emerging Urban Leaders program is a new initiative from Salzburg Global Seminar and World Urban Parks to bring together future urban leaders who are looking to develop their ideas about urban parks as a critical component of quality cities of the future. The program will provide thought leadership in safe spaces for emerging urban leaders, help collectively advance critical urban parks work, and create and build connections with emerging urban leaders.
This new global network will meet online on a monthly basis from March 2021 – March 2022.
Applications are open until 23:59 (CET) on 29 January 2021. All applicants will be contacted in February and the first cohort will meet for two hours a month from March.
The program is open to anyone to apply to. Up to 20 applicants will be selected to participate in the first cohort.
For more information and details of how to apply please visit the Emerging Urban Leaders page