Skip to content

Parks for People programme evaluation

About this project

Explore the people, research centres and partner organisations behind this project.

Get in touch

Contact CRESR to discuss partnerships, doctoral research and more

Contact CRESR

Parks for People programme evaluation

Project Director: Will Eadson
Project Duration: 2019-2020

This project examines the social and economic impact of investment in parks on people and places. There are two phases to the research. The first phase involves a rapid evidence review of existing academic literature on the social and economic value of parks in relation to government policy goals. The second phase involves in-depth case studies of parks that received funding through the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Parks for People programme to better understand the different potential impacts of parks investment on people and places.

The project team also includes Nicola Dempsey (University of Sheffield).

Project reports


About this project

Explore the people, research centres and partner organisations behind this project.

Get in touch

Contact CRESR to discuss partnerships, doctoral research and more

Contact CRESR

Research team

Ellen Bennett 208337

Ellen Bennett

Research Fellow

Ellen Bennett's profile
Will Eadson 206209

Will Eadson

Professor of Urban and Regional Studies

Will Eadson's profile
profile picture

Julian Dobson

Senior Research Fellow

Julian Dobson's profile
profile picture

Tony Gore

Research Fellow

Tony Gore's profile
profile picture

Catherine Harris

Research Fellow

Catherine Harris's profile
Stephen Parkes

Stephen Parkes

Research Fellow

Stephen Parkes's profile

Share this page