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Videos from the 2019 CSGN Forum are now available to watch online. 

Over 9,000 hectares of the CSGN area is classified as vacant and derelict; this accounts for 78% of Scotland’s total. It holds huge potential to help make better places that support health and wellbeing, help boost the economy and mitigate against the challenges of climate change.

In addition, we also have large areas of land associated with housing, business and transport which have little or no function. By rejuvenating these areas communities stand to benefit from increased engagement and empowerment, tackling social inequalities while increasing local pride and ownership.

We now have videos from our annual conference online for:

  • 2019 CSGN Forum event highlights
  • Ministerial Speech from Mairi Gougeon MSP, Minister for Rural Affairs and Natural Environment
  • Brian Evans, Head of Urbanism, Glasgow School of Art:
    - Reimagining Urban and Post Industrial Spaces, Design with Nature 50 years on - the CSGN as a legacy of Muir, Geddes and McHarg
  • Hamish Trench, Chief Executive, Scottish Land Commission
    - Scotland’s Vacant and Derelict Land - new solutions to a long term problem
  • Sandra Albro, Research Associate, Holden Forests & Gardens
    - Vacant to Vibrant - transforming vacant sites into green infrastructure
  • Mathew Frith, Director of Conservation, London Wildlife Trust
    - Repurposing public/open space - learning from London
  • Simon Rennie, Chief Executive, CSGNT
    - Central Scotland Green Network highlights
  • Gemma Kitson, University of Edinburgh, CSGN Travel Grant recipient
    - Community Food Growing on VDL and development sites in London
  • Stefan Maurice, Sustrans Scotland, CSGN Travel Grant recipient
    - Collaborative approaches to developing Green Active Travel in Northern European Cities
  • Audience questions
  • Closing comments from Keith Geddes, Chair, CSGNT

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