Forum 2011

2011 Central Scotland Green Network Forum

The 2011 CSGN Forum was held in June at the Westerwood hotel and Golf resort, Cumbernauld. 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 David Howat, Head of Policy, Forestry Commission Scotland

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ministerial Address.

Evert Verhagen, Creative Cities - CSGN – Making it work for people 

Andrew Mickel, Mactaggart & Mickel - CSGN – Making it work for developers 

Tom Leahy, Dublin City Council - CSGN – The city perspective. Lessons from Dublin 

Jonny Hughes, Scottish Wildlife Trust - CSGN – Making it work for nature 


The 2011 Forum Programme offered opportunities for delegates to get involved in the Forum throughout the day. The following speakers made presentations during eight CSGN Workshops:

Workshop 1: Stirling Community Planning – Policy/Activity Mapping for the CSGN, Amanda Wetzel, Halcrow & Zoe Kemp, Scottish Natural Heritage

Workshop 2: Gartloch Gartcosh: 7 Lochs Wetland Park Masterplan, Max Hislop, Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership

Workshop 3: Vale of Leven Industrial Estate, Julian Farrar, Ironside Farrar

Workshop 4: Pentland Hills Woodland Action Plan, Ross Woodside, Lothian & Fife Green Network Partnership

Workshop 5: Inner Forth Futurescape Project, Zoe Clelland & Scott Paterson, RSPB

Workshop 6: Greenspace projects on the NHS Estate, Hillary Vipond, Edinburgh Cyrenians

Workshop 7: Glasgow Community Growing Project, Rachel Smith, Glasgow City Council

Workshop 8: Irvine Bay Green Network, Marion Francis, Irvine Bay URC

We would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the day.

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