Growing Awareness -
How green consciousness can change perceptions and places
Available to order online at a special price of £35 +P&P (RRP £47.50)
A new, 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.
Highly Commended: Landscape Policy and Research - Landscape Institute Awards 2017
Launched at the sixth annual CSGN Forum, which was held in collaboration with the GSA to celebrate the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, the book captures the vision and learning from speakers at previous CSGN events over the past five years.
Growing Awareness reflects on the role and the benefits of landscapes and ecosystems in city regions, against a backdrop of climate change, migration, health awareness and ever-increasing urban intensification.
Containing fifteen essays by leading worldwide thinkers and practitioners in the field, the book is divided into three sections – ‘Learning from Thought’, ‘Learning from Place’ and ‘Learning from Action’, to represent the manner in which those who work with and intervene in the landscape go about their work.
Contributors include Jonathon Porritt CBE, Peter Head CBE, Sir Harry Burns and Tom Armour of Arup from the UK, as well as international projects such as New York’s High Line, the greening of the Ruhr in Germany, Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon River Restoration project and the ‘Clean City, Green Waters’ programme in Philadelphia.
Growing Awareness – How green consciousness can change perceptions and places is available at a special price of £35 +P&P (RRP £47.50), visit the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) bookshop or online at www.rias.org.uk/bookshop
“The message around climate change is clear and powerfully delivered by such an impressive array of authors. The effects of flooding and drought are and will be worldwide; the chance for better, green solutions is now. Who cannot fail to take notice?”
- Sue Illman, PPLI, HonFSE, HonFellow (UoG) and CIC Champion for Flood Mitigation and Resilience
“Scotland has always been an outward looking nation. The international breadth of the contributors and the topics covered testify to this little country’s continuing role as a gathering place of knowledge, thought and inspiration.”
- Neil Baxter, Hon FRIAS, Secretary & Treasurer, The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
“Sustainable urbanism requires an integrated and holistic approach that embeds the landscape and the water system equally with all other considerations in the city.”
- John Thompson, Hon President the Academy of Urbanism and Founder Chairman of JTP
Our CSGN Photography Competition was new for 2015. Shortlisting took place in May and the winners were announced at the CSGN Forum on 2nd June.
You can view our photography competition display boards with the shortlisted entries and winners.
Greenspaces have a large part to play in the makeup of towns and cities. Greenspace can mean a lot of things. The parks that people play in, pathways that are used for cycling or walking to libraries and schools, the trees that are planted in the middle of a high street, an allotment where local people are growing their own vegetables – that’s just to name a few. They all play a part in helping the environment and making healthy and attractive places for people to live and visit. We asked for the best images of greenspace and green infrastructure that the CSGN area has to offer.
Urban Greenspace in Action Winner – Alisdair Woodburn
Images of urban greenspace or bluespace that are being used.
Open to ages 17+
Greenspaces and bluespaces are significant facets of good placemaking – the planning, design and management of public spaces. They contribute to making a city or a town a better place to live, visit and do business in. There are many forms of greenspace and the benefits they bring are numerous. Street trees and green roofs, city parks and greened cycle routes, each helps to mitigate flooding, improve health and bring nature into cities and towns.
Central Belt Landscapes Winner – Brian Cairns
Images of landscapes from across the CSGN area.
Open to ages 17+
In this category, we are opening up the full riches that the central belt has to offer as your subject. Whether it’s your favourite view out over some greenspace, somewhere that has been on your to-do-list to visit for some time, or what you see around you on your outdoor pursuits, this is an opportunity to showcase stunning landscapes, woodland and other greenspace, rivers, canals and coastlines showing central Scotland at its finest.
My Greenspace Winner – Emma McBride
Images of green and blue spaces that you, your family and your friends like to visit and use.
Open to ages 16 and under
For this category, we asked for photos of greenspaces or bluespaces in a town or city setting that are important to children and young people.