Central Scotland Green Network Unveils ‘Growing Awareness’ Book

Europe’s largest greenspace initiative, the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN), has just released a visionary book which brings together the views of leading experts from across the globe, to inspire the transformation of central Scotland for future generations.

‘Growing Awareness - How green consciousness can change perceptions and places’ edited by Professor Brian Evans, Head of Urbanism at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA), and Sue Evans, Head of Development at CSGN, focuses on the landscape and physical environment of cities and regions today and in the future. 

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16-Year-Old Scottish Film Maker Set to Follow in the Footsteps of John Muir

A 16-year-old Scottish film maker is set to follow in the footsteps of John Muir as he creates a short film on the world renowned environmentalist.

Zeki Basan, from Speyside, is planning to walk all 134 miles of the John Muir Way and make a short film of his experiences to inspire others to make the journey and learn a little bit more about the nature around them.

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Green Forum Celebrates Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

International speakers included Wayne Hemmingway, Andrew Grant and René Sommer Lindsay

CSGN Forum presentation videos are now online

This week Glasgow played host to a green conference looking at the central role of artists, architects and designers in creating vibrant places for people to live and enjoy.

The sixth annual forum of the CSGN, in partnership with The Glasgow School of Art (GSA), featured contributions from acclaimed designers, architects and artists from across the globe including urban design champion, Wayne Hemingway, international landscape architect, Andrew Grant, and Copenhagen-based architect, René Sommer Lindsay.

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Community Growing Increases Across Central Scotland

The country’s biggest celebration of gardening will be in full bloom this week (11th to 17th April) and the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) is encouraging locals to take part in National Gardening Week by growing their own food.

There has been a significant increase in community growing activity across the central belt of Scotland between 2010 and 2015 according to new research from the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT).

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Creative Green Ideas in Central Scotland Encouraged to Enter Competition

Innovative concepts and projects across Central Scotland are invited to enter a competition to win up to £5,000 funding from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Ideas Fund 2016.

Now in its fourth year, the CSGN Ideas Fund supports the development of pioneering greenspace and green infrastructure projects, from concepts in their early stages of research, scoping and feasibility to those further on in the design process which are ready to transform their vision into reality with project development, testing or delivery.

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