Forum 2012


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.

Speaker Presentations

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.

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