FPA Naturally Birmingham – A Vision for a City of Nature


The FPA Naturally Birmingham project team are currently in the process of establishing a 25 Year vision for the City to become a ‘City of Nature’. At its heart, it aims to address the issues Birmingham and much of the UK faces by seizing the opportunities presented to us by Covid-19 and investing in our green and blue spaces, creating a cleaner and healthier city for all to enjoy.

We have now completed our deep dive into the evidence as to why green and blue spaces are so important for our physical and mental health. Our next steps are to synthesise this evidence which will then form the basis for the reasoning as to why Birmingham should become a City of Nature.

Throughout May we have been talking to internal stakeholders on our vision to gather the
views of our colleagues to ensure everyone has a chance to input into the City of Nature
vision. We will continue to move this forward by talking to more internal stakeholders over the next couple of months. The next steps for this vision are that we want to hear from as many as you as possible to take you through our vision and thinking and allow you to input into creating the vision for the citizens of Birmingham. We will be holding a series of webinars throughout June which you can book on using the following link: A City of Nature – 25 year Vision for Birmingham Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

These engagement sessions will be crucial in shaping our vision and will outline the next steps of utilising our 591 parks and over 160 miles of canals within Birmingham to make these areas, as well as the whole city, the best places they can be, allowing everyone to enjoy nature together.

After these engagement sessions, the team will be reviewing the common themes which have been derived and ensuring the views are incorporated into the vision. Keep your eyes peeled for more information and to learn more on what we have found!

You can find out more about what is happening in the project by reading our newsletters: Read our Newsletters – Naturally Birmingham Future Parks Project


  1. parks and other green space are the lungs of the city but need full proper funding not constant budget savings .
    politicians and senior BCC managers need to fully support the funding of resources to ensure that quality green space can be provided for all its citizens to use. The impact of climate change is very ivident and needs to be taken seriously now not in 5 or 10 years time when it will be too late. Proper investment in green space is critical and must happen NOW


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