10th October | Communicating with Young People and Communities

Judy Ling Wong | Honorary President of Black Environment Network (BEN)


JLWong Version 4Judy Ling Wong, painter, poet and environmentalist is best known as the Honorary President of Black Environment Network  (BEN). For 27 years she was the UK Director of BEN, with an international reputation as the pioneer and creator of the field of multi-cultural participation in the built and natural environment. Under her leadership, BEN worked across diverse sectors to engage citizens in the context of sustainable development, integrating social, cultural and environmental concerns. Themes include natural conservation, urban design, history and heritage, identity, health, employment, and access to the countryside and urban green spaces.

Judy is a major voice on policy towards social inclusion. Her contribution has included membership of the DCMS Historic Environment Executive Committee, ODPM Urban Green Spaces Task Force, National Trust Council for England and Wales, Wales Assembly Government Environmental Strategy Reference Group, Scottish Museums Council National Access and Learning Steering Group. Current activities include: DEFRA Civil Society Partnership Network core group – Vice Chair, Campaign for Greater London National Park – Founding Trustee, UK MAB (Man and the Biosphere) Urban Forum – Vice Chair, Sowing the Seeds Network – Chair, IUCN/WCPA Urban Specialist Group, Countryside and Community Research Institute –Advisory Board, Aluna – Cultural Strategy Development Group, Campaign for Charter for Trees Woods and People – Steering Group, and OPAL (Open Air Laboratories) Advisory Board for Imperial College London, World Urban Parks Healthy Parks Healthy Cities Committee, Museum of the Anthropocene Working Group.

Email: judy@ben-network.org.uk            



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