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Park life

Julia Thrift, director of CABE offshoot CABE Space, is on a mission: to raise the public's awareness of England's urban parks and public spaces - and to dramatically improve them Julia Thrift has a big job on her hands. The director of CABE Space has been working from the government quango's dreary Waterloo offices for just five months. But already she knows there is a lot to do to get England's parks and green spaces up to scratch, and their importance etched onto the public's subconscious.

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