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Dr Liza Griffin and Dr Gemma Moore awarded Knowledge Exchange Grant for healthy parks

25 October 2023

Congratulations to DPU’s Dr Liza Griffin who, alongside joint collaborator Dr Gemma Moore from IEDE has been awarded Knowledge Exchange funding for a project entitled "Co-producing an Online Platform for the Healthy Parks Framework”.

Image of park with large tree and a row of benches

Following successful grant funding to develop a network called “Partnerships for Healthy Parks”, DPU’s Dr Liza Griffin and the UCL Institute for Environment Design and Engineering's Dr Gemma Moore along with urban health consultant Catherine Max and think and do tank Shared Assets, have been awarded additional knowledge exchange funding for a project entitled “Co-producing an Online Platform for the Healthy Parks Framework”.

The Healthy Parks Framework (HPF) is an engagement and planning tool that enables park managers and community groups to plan and appraise greenspaces to improve the health of park users, engage residents, and address health inequalities. The Framework is a ‘living policy tool’ that will become honed through its use in practice. It can be tailored to different places and for different purposes to manage various types of greenspaces and to engage people about the important relationship between health and parks. 

Their online interactive platform is designed to embed their work within wider policy and practice ecosystems. This platform will offer guidance for local authorities and community groups on how to use HPF and will host usable case studies on what can be done to make greenspaces more inclusive and promote health.

Watch this short animation to learn more about The Framework.

Read more about the research project