"FROM VISION TO REALITY - ACCELERATING THE STEP CHANGE"
The 2014 CSGN Forum took place in June at the Glasgow Central Hotel. Representatives from the Scottish Government, local authorities, and third and private sectors contributed first class presentations to an equally diverse audience, sparking discussion and debate about CSGN and its implementation.
The speaker presentations were introduced by broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson, and are available for you to watch online:
Vacant & Derelict Land
Chair: Paul Sizeland, Programme Manager, Lothians & Fife Green Network Partnership
Speaker: Mike Batley, CSGN Trust – Learning from VDL Scoping Studies
Speaker: Frazer MacLeod, Glasgow City Council – Learning from Glasgow’s Stalled Spaces Programme
Chair: John Lauder, Director, Sustrans Scotland
Speaker: Janice Gray, Paths for All – The Active Travel case studies
Speaker: Penny Morris, Living Streets – Designing Streets for Active Travel
Chair: Max Hislop, Programme Manager, GCV Green Network Partnership
Speaker: Deryck Irving, greenspace scotland – Glasgow Five Streets Urban Greening Project
Speaker: Vinny Fryars, Bauder – Delivering living roofs on new and existing buildings
Chair: Steven Tolson, FRICS, Senior Vice Chair RICS
Speaker: Gary Watt, Development Manager, ISIS – The Igloo Footprint process
Speaker: Stewart Stevenson, RMJM – Designing the Athletes’ Village GCWG 2014
The final session of the day saw presentations from five finalists, all aiming to secure this year’s CSGN Ideas Fund award of £5000.
- Mike Harrison, Harrison Stevens & Scottish Canals – The Monkland Canal Line
- Mark Sydenham, Edinburgh & Lothian Greenspace Trust – How to Green Industrial Estates
- Ben Williams, The Helix – The Helix – A Smart Park
- David Anderson, RSPB – Future Tides
- Pierre Forissier, Biomorphis – The Canopy, Waverley Station
After a series of questions and an audience vote, Future Tides presented by David Anderson, RSPB was chosen as the winning project. Press release
We would like to extend our thanks to all attendees and contributors to the day. Your feedback is important to us, we have taken note of your comments from this year to help us inform future events.