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West Midlands National Park Lab

The West Midlands National Park (WMNP) Lab is an international think-tank for integrated landscape-led visioning and development. Based at Birmingham City University, the Lab is the research and executive office for domestic and international projects and partnerships.

We offer bespoke advice and consultancy services including landscape visioning, masterplanning, research, policy creation, investigative mapping and landscape strategy development. Our ethos, endorsed by the UN in April 2022, was presented by the Habitat Professional Forum at the World Urban Forum in Poland in June 2022.

Our flagship project is a new kind of National Park that encompasses the UK’s entire West Midlands region and celebrates peoples’ relationships with their ‘everyday’ landscapes. It is a bold but realistic vision of what a region can become when the significance of its landscape is properly realised and celebrated.