London Seeks to Become World's First National Park City

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London Seeks to Become World's First National Park City

The British capital will be introducing itself as the world’s first National Park City in July as it promotes nature as vital to health, pleasure and conservation, according to the National Park City Foundation.

In order to achieve its goal of becoming a 50% green space by 2050, London residents are asked to transform a patch of ‘grey space’ into green space. This could be done through lifting paving in the driveway, or replacing garden decking with grass.

Greater London is already one of the world’s most vegetated cities with 47% greenery, while just 10% of Paris and 27% of New York are green, according to the World Cities Culture Forum.

Source: Kataeb.org