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German for Inspiration
Emscher Park in the Ruhr in Germany is one of the world’s largest regional parks and a shining example of what can be done to regenerate an area suffering from post-industrial dereliction and decline. Now the idea of regional parks has come to the Northwest with Mersey Waterfront and East Lancashire regional parks already well established. Kevin Gopal looks at the sort of environmental and economic benefits that regional parks can have on an area and explores the plans for further parks to be established across the region.
Regional Parks are a new way of encouraging economic and environmental regeneration and can act as a catalyst for generating multiple social, economic and environmental benefits across a large area. Here in the Northwest we currently host 9 regional parks that have been inspired by the work done in Emscher Regional Park in the Ruhr in Germany - a prime example of how designation as a regional park can help encourage investment in urban and environmental regeneration. Gareth Chadwick explores the thinking behind the Northwest’s regional parks and talks to leading proponents of the schemes about what makes regional parks such a potent force for change.
Video - Emscher Lessons
Video clips of the participants in 2009's Regional Parks Xchange study tour to the Emscher Landscape Park in Germany. Each delegate was asked to tell us what they'd learned from the trip and would take back to their own regional park project.
Video - Emscher Experts
Video clips from the 2009 Regional Parks Xchange study tour to the Emscher Landscape Park in Germany. We asked each of the German experts we met for one piece of advice when working on regional park project.