How can we protect existing Open Spaces? How do we create new ones? What is the role of Open Spaces in mitigating flooding? Waste and water management in Open Spaces? How do we finance Open Spaces? Public Private partnership- what is the framework?
Love Your Parks Mumbai (LYPMumbai) was born out of two mothers' collective desire to advocate for better public spaces for all Mumbaikars through community engagement, programming, and stewardship.
In November 2018 they came up with a creative solution to initiate public dialogue advocating for change. A community choir called LYPMumbai Chorus was founded and rehearsed for six weeks culminating in two free public concerts at Patwardhan and Joggers' Parks in Bandra.
Since then, LYPMumbai has been advocating for Mumbai's Public Open Spaces through social media and more than 15 free on-ground events in collaboration with local entrepreneurs and like-minded organisations.
LYPMumbai believes that citizen involvement in the creation, activation and maintenance of Public Open Spaces is the backbone of a healthy society and democracy. Our vision is that one day every Mumbaikar will have access to abundant, welcoming, and user-friendly public open spaces.
LYPMumbai regularly collaborates with the MCGM and like-minded organisations and campaigns such as #BombayGreenway, #MahimBeachCleanUp, #SaveAarey and #SaveOurCoastMumbai.
Join us in building LYPMumbai from the ground as we work towards our vision of great #publicspacesforall in Mumbai!
- Anca Abraham and Tina Nandi