Dr. Alan Barber is a freelance consultant specialising in urban greenspace strategies.
He trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and was Deputy Parks Manager and then Parks Manager for Bristol City Council for 21 years, from 1971 to 1992..
Dr. Barber moved into consultancy in 1992, and has lectured widely. He is currently Simon Research Fellow at the University of Manchester.
He was an expert adviser to the Heritage Lottery Fund, helping to set up the first Urban Parks Programme. He has been a commissioner for CABE Space and a member of the Government's Urban Green Spaces Taskforce.
Dr. Barber was a founding member of the Urban Parks Forum, now GreenSpace.
To learn more about him, please click here to go to the Contemporary Profile article: https://www.parksandgardens.org/explore/topics/175-contemporary-profiles/366-alan-barber-profile