SERIO teamed up with Plymouth City Council to act as evaluation partner on their bid to secure the future of the city’s parks and green spaces. Plymouth was one of only eight places across the UK selected by the National Trust and The National Lottery Heritage Fund to take part in its ground-breaking Future Parks programme. This project also engages academics and students in the University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture, who will work directly on digital and data design elements. SERIO is really pleased to be the evaluation partner for this particular project as it aligns so well with our University priorities around public engagement, and builds on an existing strong relationship with Plymouth City Council. Our research will consider whole systems change and novel approaches to engaging people with green space. The evaluation will allow us to work up what best practice looks like, something which will inform the wider national evaluation, and be applicable for others facing challenges in their approach to green space management.