It's a CBD surrounded by lush, green parklands, and the suburbs are full of parks and green spaces.
Its proven beyond a doubt that green spaces enhance our wellbeing, reduce heat in cities and bring us closer to nature. Instead of seeing green spaces as something to exploit we need to be looking at expanding green spaces - for the good of the planet, the people, the plants, insects, birds and animals. Put us more in touch with our environment rather than further detached. We are one planet!
Adelaide is a beautiful city which has always recognised the benefits of parklands. Throughout the greater metropolitan area we have many beautiful natural reserves. The more we can protect, recognise and increase these reserves and parks the healthier and more sustainable our environment and people will be.
Recent suburban 'gutter to gutter' housing now so common in Adelaide is incredibly unfriendly to nature, so there is much to be done to green new residential areas to prevent them being heat islands of dark roof homes and minimal vegetation.
So it is does not look like ever other Capital City and people are drawn to it for its uniqueness
Any initiative to combat climate change through focusing on the natural environment should be our number one priority.
We only have one earth and it is our responsibility as custodians of it, to care for it for future generations.
It doesn't have to be grand gestures to succeed as every little bit, including making Adelaide into a National Park City, helps
It is such a green beautiful city.
Growing up in rural SA I always looked forward to visiting Adelaide. We have seen how other Australian cities have grown over time and know that Adelaide has the potential to grow in a more conscious and green way.
Yes love the idea but that should also mean no more mining to our Adelaide Hills especially to Hills Face Zone. Legislation to private mines should reflect this. There is only 13% of native forest left in the Mount Lofty Ranges and we should be protecting what we have left.
To add to the culture and environment of our beautiful city, and to return parklands to more natural indigenous environment.
A greener, cooler, wider, more culturally connected and biodiverse city will benefit all of us, including nature & climate.
Continuing to move the mindset of our citizens towards total inclusiveness with nature and all its associated implications - including a complete sustainable and resilient future.
To make Adelaide an even more liveable and enjoyable city
Reinforcing the existing Parkland setting which is unique to Adelaide & provides access to open space for a range of users, supports biodiversity & combats heat island effect.
Connecting to nature and most importantly having animals that add beauty to our surroundings and bring compassion and empathy within us to make our planet a better home.
Totally in keeping with Adelaide’s leadership in so many areas as a world class liveable city.
To protect the open spaces that were part of Light's vision.
SA has always been progressive,time for the next level.
Can you imagine the attraction for tourism!
To preserve the environment and culture which makes it such a wonderful place to live and work.
To allow native wildlife and flora to rehabilitate, to surround our amazing city with nature, to show respect for the land
For all the amazing reasons listed above!
Plus the immense benefits to mental health!
To preserve, expand, enhance and integrate the natural environment throughout Adelaide. To mitigate rising temperatures caused by CO2 emissions.
The early designers of Adelaide understood the importance of space and parklands for the health of the city and tried to ensure this space continued. Modern day city planners seemed only interested in profit and development and have worked behind the scenes to erode this. With our declining wildlife populations and decreasing air and temperature qualities this idea is vital to long term survival and quality of life of all.
To bring down the temperature of suburbs in summer . Less in-fill needed and less roads and car parks needed. Larger back yards not smaller as is happening now. Developers need to green suburbs not pave, concrete and bitumenise them.
All humans need a better connection with nature & this is an excellent opportunity to do so.
It is now providing critical remnant habitat to fragmented ecosystems of the Adelaide coastal plain. It provides additional support to the Adelaide Hills which are also under incredible pressure from development and human impacts. Provides connectivity between the coast and the hills. Plus the mature trees that are already there and the remaining native veg dotted throughout the suburbs - this action will provide them with more protection and hopefully connectivity, through more planting, plus sorely needed management (weeds and pest animals).
Bio diversity and tackle climate change see
Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful national and conservation parks. Within a few kilometres of the CBD you can feel like you’re a million miles away from the city and yet when you turn around you are met with a view of the city and the sea.
The lifestyle in Adelaide is excellent but more access to nature, tree canopy, fauna and flora (particularly in the Western and Northern suburbs where these are in low supply) would enhance it further, make the city more sustainable and create a great legacy for future generations.
Food....it may seem unexpected, but we are going to need to grow more of our own food into the future. Food is mentioned in the documents I have read. We need to have a good balance of land use for biodiversity, food growing and people connect with nature.
Because it's the best city in the world to live in, surrounded by parkland. 🥰
Cities that have good walking, cycling trails and beautiful parks and an emphasis on nature are happy liveable cities.
As the climate warms the only way to keep Adelaide liveable and protect our wildlife is to green our environment.
Importance to feel connected to nature like our past ancestors.
(1) It has existing established street trees, so it looks like a park when viewed from the hills face. Street trees need to be mandated in all new developments so as to maintain this.
(2) There are many tiny local parks, only a house block or two in size. These need to be also mandated to minimise the heat sink effect.
(3) Some of our watercourses are allowed to flow in park-like settings, helping the cause of 'National Park City'. Where these have been made into concrete drains or buried underground, the surrounding properties should slowly be acquired and converted to low-lying parks, in order to mitigate flooding associated with predicted climate extremes. This will increase our cause to be a National Park City.
(4) We have a mandated unbuilt area on residential land in new developments. However, this is often paved over and many developments are in danger of becoming extreme heat-sinks and unbearable to entertain guests outside in summer, as well as prone to flash flooding with no soil for rain to soak into. The regulations and guidelines should be changed to around 30% unpaved in addition to any shed bases and mandatory paved driveways and footpaths. This my also encourage residents to grow shade trees or their own fruit and vegetables, both giving positive benefits to the community.
(5) Many industrial sites have set aside green spaces and in some cases park-like settings, a feature of a National Park City. This should be a feature of all industrial developments if we want to be a National Park City, and encouragement given to existing sterile sites to create such spaces. Some of these sites have vast areas that can help lower the heat-sink effect and absorb unusual rainfall.
Adelaide is one of the most beautiful and liveable city in Australia. This would be a welcome step to make it to next level.
Protecting our green spaces will help make this city even more liveable
To help provide a liveable future for everyone and everything sharing this planet.
Use the verge for food plants to share within the community and planting for wildlife
We need more trees and natural environments close to where we live. A city at one with our natural environment is brilliant on so many levels, including helping the mental health of its citizens, limiting impact of climate change and ensuring our focus is upon greening the city for our future and the future of our children.
For all of our grandchildren to enjoy :)
Appreciate the importance of global warming.
Making Adelaide a retreat from stresses
We are a manageable sized city-state and therefore manage to innovate conserve and provide social amenity beyond our population. Our city was planned based on providing parks everywhere
Adelaide should be a national Park because we have parks and gardens mostly on the outskirts of the city. Not enough greenery and extra special places to attract more tourism or encourage people to get out and explore the city more.
To preserve and maintain this beautiful city for generations to come.
Adelaide needs to become cooler, greener, wilder, and more climate resilient regardless of whether it’s recognised as an NPC. I hope that for the benefit of ecosystem health and social health, the betterment of nature and our connection with it will be aided by this recognition.
So many of our native species are at danger of extinction. It is important that we provide habitat and space for native plants. Doing this in Adelaide will bring more native species to be able to live side by side with us humans. It will also lead to a wider awareness of the importance of natural environmnents for all species to thrive in, including humans.
Encourage more trees greenspace ,_- biodiversity
Connection to nature is a fundamental part of being human.Adelaide already has great nature - coasts, creeks, parklands, hills - on out doorstep. Let’s work to enhance and promote that.
This will help to protect our existing parks, remnant vegetation and street trees, whilst improving climate resilience and urban heat.
As we live in a time where many parts of the eart is burning. There is a global pandemic. Climate change is stark reality. A lot of us have lost the connection with nature. The natural environment is a healing entity and while I have direct access to our native flora and fauna I beleive everyone should have easy access to the native environment.
We need to increase of green spaces and learn to live with nature instead of destroying it to build cities. Adelaide can set an example for cities all around the world.
Being an international, arriving here in Adelaide already leaves you amazed for how green it is! Trees and wildlife everywhere, it is the perfect example of how humans and wildlife, nature coexist.
We have a 'ring of trees' around Adelaide which from the air, as you fly into the city is the centre park, with tendrils of tree lined streets extending into the suburbs. It is beautiful. And unlike any other city, Sydney, Barcelona, Madrid, Melbourne, Lisbon, Casablanca, Brisbane, is truly green, and cool. Even on a stinking hot day, the 'feel of green' is cooling.
People all ages can enjoy a friendly green city and keep healthy with pure air
Kensington Gardens SA
Turning Adelaide into a National Park City will create a city with increased biodiversity, better air quality and (hopefully) less affected by climate change, which in turn will create better lifestyle and health outcomes for the people who live here. It is a win win for all.
We need green biodiverse neighbourhoods and communities - for our communities and future generations.
More green living things in the city will keep me cool on my bike ride into work! Win.
To help stem the rate of species extinction in southern Australia.
To accelerate the growth of the ecotourism sector so that policy makers at all levels of governance- especially local government areas ie regional councils-come to accept that property development capital is not the holy grail that it has become, and which has had little accountability for the huge damage to the environment it has caused.
Strengthening connection in between humans and nature has a vast influence on the quality of our lives in innumerable ways.
Because it would be great for the entire community's physical and mental health.
I love Adelaide. I fall in love with the city from the day i came here. It has already got some beautiful nature spaces and i like to see more of it.
Why not! Our lay out is already in place. This is so do-able and a step in the right direction for our future.
We have a lot going for us in Adelaide--we've got great parklands, close proximity to hills and sea, great linear parks. However we also know that we face significant challenges from climate change in the coming years. Now is an important time for us to get on top of these challenges. Adelaide National Park City is an important vehicle for us to work together to build a cooler, greener, wilder city.
it would beneficial for our health (air quality and green space = active) and tourism.
Henley Beach South
Adelaide is already a beautiful city, but we can do so much better, particularly in relation to creating a healthier, greener city. I am all for Adelaide becoming a National Park City.
Would love to see people learning from an early age where their food comes from and engaging in the process of growing produce and then making food with it. Learning to engage with land and form an appreciation for it to help protect our environment and have a more sustainable future.
Because we already have such a wonderful environment topographically that needs to be maintained and cared for as well as promoting more spaces for wildlife to flourish closer to people promoting a widespread connection with nature.
Because we have stunning natural resources that should be protected for future generations.
We already have our parklands, let's continue to green the city inside the parklands!
Because it is the right thing to do for us and all future generations.
Let’s be a leader , not a follower
To be officially recognised as a National Park City will hopefully encourage more people to recognise the benefits of a sustainable, accessible environment.
Because living more sustainably and with more connection to nature is essential to foster the community resilience, knowledge and adaption required to face climate change and other environmental challenges.
We were the first city in the world to allow the working people to use parks instead of just the gentry. Sadly our parks are now being gobbled up/sold off by various governments. It has to stop.
With temperatures in Adelaide expected to climb up to 50 degrees in the summer, laws to protect Adelaide's existing carbon sink (specifically the Adelaide Hills ecosystem) is necessary. Draconian laws giving mining companies license to fell our great gums (our lungs), carve up our hills (our rain maker) and use our precious water for free (our evaporative cooler) do not match this goal of becoming a National Park City.
Interactive native spaces, urban food spaces, urban farms or community gardens
Adelaide is a garden city. Easy to drive or walk through. Surrounded by North East South and West Terrace. It’s an exciting and vibrant city to live in. Love it.
So my kids have a chance at a green future!
Adelaide is a wonderful city and is poised to grow. By becoming a National Park City I believe Adelaide can grow in a way that promotes a sustainable future where humans and the environment live a more healthy, balanced life.
To preserve and restore the green spaces in and throughout our region for the health of our water, air, soils, plants, animals and people. They have great value.
Adelaide has a lot of biodiversity and unless we take actions to look after this we will lose it.
This will benefit both mental and physical health of people living in Adelaide. Creating a National Park City will contribute towards a new culture that values our environment and is connected with the natural world and each other.
Adelaide should become a National Park City because getting people back to nature is so important. Many people who live in cities don’t get the opportunity to interact with the environment so Adelaide residents living in a National Park City would learn through advertisements and education opportunities how to have fun with nature. Adelaide is a very green city and deserves to become a National Park City.
Adelaide already had the basic groundwork with its many parks and open spaces, its compact and open to new interestng ideas.
Adelaide should become a National Park City to show how much we value our natural spaces and the creatures that live in them and to make sure we restore and protect our precious environment for future generations.
Reduce urban heat island effect, support biodiversity, improve access to nature and increase resilience to climate change
Imagine your favourite Australian national park for a second, now another you've visited, and another. National parks show how Australia's first nations sustained this land - magnificently. Live & work in a national park? Lets do it!
Too much of our environment has been lost and continues to be removed for development nothing will be left for future generations at the rate we are heading. The Adelaide National Park has the great potential to turn this around and to show how we can live in harmony with our environment. This is why I support this initiative.
green is the future we all need to “cool” down the planet. we all have a responsibility and need to do more make our environment as planet friendly as possible
Work to restore and reinstate indigenous native vegetation within our city parklands and other urban and peri-urban green space.
A better relationship will nature will benefit us all.
To heighten awareness about just how threatened our local native species are and encourage every garden to have some habitat for local wildlife, in particular the reintroduction of some of our native flora species.
As it is Adelaide is a green city. We need to enhance this image further, for a healthier, wilder place. Cities do not need to be concrete jungles.
To see people connecting with nature, spending time outdoors, and valuing the natural beauty of Adelaide
Adelaide is already a City in a Park, and gaining national park status would mean we would be a “City in a Park in a National Park”, a genuinely unique and beautiful place to live, work and visit. It would create a vision and mission for how our commercial and urban development must sustain an integrated ecology that is a foundation for human wellbeing. Along with our green energy credentials and clean oceans, we could become a globally recognised icon.