Developing an Outstanding Urban Green structure. A Norwegian Best Practice Example

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This previously recorded one-hour webcast is designed for park and public agency employees who are interested in obtaining the Certified Park Professional (CPP) or Certified International Park Professional (CIPP) credential.





This webcast explores challenges in the development of a green urban network in Stavanger, Norway, considering these issues in local and national contexts and traditions. Presenter Torgeir Sorenson explains how Stavanger, the most densely populated city in Norway but one of the smallest by area, became the city in Norway with the highest number of waymarked green trails.

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The presenter offers several explanations for Stavanger’s success, while addressing political, planographic and communal issues. Outcomes for public health are briefly considered, and success factors are identified.


Torgeir Sorenson heads the Parks and Sports Department for the city of Stavanger, Norway.

Webcast Format

This webcast was conducted through online conferencing software and captured for future viewing. This webcast includes a digital recording of the presentation and a download of the presentation.

To be awarded an electronic certificate of completion for attending or viewing this webcast, you must successfully complete a brief assessment to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts.

Be able to:

  • Describe the importance of a strong vision in municipal master planning.
  • Develop communication and cooperation strategies for working with the voluntary sector.
  • Apply successful planning principles to processes in your agency.

Aired: 8 March 2016

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This Professional Development Webinar Series brought to you by World Parks Academy & World Urban Parks

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If you do not wish to earn CEUs for this webcast, you do not need to register and may attend the webinar by simply clicking here.


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