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Fook Yee Wong Director, Friends of Country Parks Hong Kong 2012. comments on Urban protected areas: The Best Practice Guidelines Project . There are 4 “Ps” in the UPAs Guidelines: People ( 1 – 11) Places (12 – 20) Partners (21 – 27) Politics (28 – 33)

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fook yee wong director friends of country parks hong kong 2012
Fook Yee Wong

Director, Friends of Country Parks

Hong Kong

2012

comments on Urban protected areas: The Best Practice Guidelines Project

urban protected areas upa the best practice guidelines

There are 4 “Ps” in the UPAs Guidelines:

People ( 1 – 11)

Places (12 – 20)

Partners (21 – 27)

Politics (28 – 33)

With a total of 33 guidelines

Urban protected areas (UPA): The Best Practice Guidelines
1 people
1.People

UPAs are established for people:

  • Recreation
  • Healthy activities
  • Connection with nature
  • Refuge during disease
  • Improving environment
  • Making urban life less monotonous
1 people1
1. People
  • Q2. Are we too anthropocentric ?
2 places
2. Places

When UPAs are for conservation, there will be conflicts:

  • Coverage or excisions?
  • Control urban sprawl or to tolerate high density of living condition?
  • Maintaining nature orpermitting development?
  • Nature habitats orartificial restoration?
  • Long term sustainability or short term benefits?
2 places1
2. Places
  • Q3. What are the mechanisms in solving urban and nature conflicts?
3 partnership
3. Partnership

Partnership helps to build up supporting and problem-solving systems:

  • Partnership and leadership
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Networking and public benefits
  • Philosophy and education
  • Understanding and significance
3 partnership1
3. Partnership
  • Q4. What are the key methods in solving multiple demands in a pluralistic society?
4 politics
4. Politics

Politics – an important meansin managing UPAs:

  • Politics before policy and programmes
  • Programmes before funding
  • Funding before implementation
  • Suitable staff, advanced techniques and international network facilities implementation
  • Good implementation generates community support
  • Community support influences politics
4 politics1
4. Politics
  • Q5. How to gain community support?
conclusion
Conclusion
  • OnlyUPAs are established for people, consensus could then be reached
conclusion1
Conclusion
  • In Hong Kong, with the public support, recreation, education and nature conservation have been achieved .
  • This is the story of Hong Kong Country Parks
and also this
ANDalso this!

Thank you 謝謝!