"HOW GREEN NETWORKS MAKE OUR TOWNS AND CITIES LIVABLE"
The 2012 CSGN Forum was held in June at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow . First class speakers attracted a wide audience which included: Colleagues from Scottish Government and Scottish Government Agencies; the public, private and NGO sectors, and academics.
The Conference Moderator was Derek McCrindle, the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Business Infrastructure, Scottish Enterprise
Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for local Government and Planning - Ministerial Address.
Juliana A Maantay MUP, PhD, FRGS, Fulbright Distinguished Chair - Glasgow Urban Lab - Brownfields to Greenfields: Derelict Lands, Deprivation and Health Inequality in Glasgow and New York City
Lisa Switkin Ba UP, MLA, James Corner Field Operations - The High Line, New York – Vibrancy and Economic Impact
Peter Head CBE, FREng, FRSA, The Sequestrian Trust - The Ecological City
Neil Mattinson, FLI, LDA Design - The Olympic Green Network Legacy
During the 2012 Forum eight case studies were presented:
Case Study 1: Stalled Spaces Initiative, Seamus Connolly, Glasgow City Council
Case Study 2: Forth Valley Orchards’ Initiative, Diane Alderdice & Jane Cullingworth, Forth Environment Link
Case Study 3: David Livingstone Centre Landscape Masterplan & Implementation, Andrew Smith, David Livingstone Trust & Felicity Steers, ERZ
Case Study 4: Area Renewal and the Inverclyde Green Network - from concept to case study, Gillian Smith, Ironside Farrar
Case Study 5: Temporary Greening of Vacant & Derelict Land in Fife, Benjamin Ellis, Fife Council
Case Study 6: Green & Growing Raploch, Nick Telford & Gilbert Wilson, Raploch Community Partnership
Case Study 7: CEI Habitat Network: Wetland Enhancement in the River Nith and Lugar Water Catchments, Natalie Fleming & Sarah Sall, East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative
Case Study 8: Lesmahagow Paths to Progress, Bill Nibloe, Andy Cullen & Colin Love, The Wise Group
We would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the day.