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Annual Green Forum Highlights the Missed Potential of Unused and Underused Land

Glasgow hosted a one-day conference looking at how unused areas of land in cities and urban environments can be transformed into vibrant and productive spaces for people to use and enjoy. 

‘Making More of What We’ve Got – Repurposing Unused and Underused Sites’ was held at Glasgow Caledonian University on Thursday 6 June, the ninth annual forum of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN). The event drew inspiration from across the globe, featuring contributions from a range of experts including Ohio-based researcher, Sandra Albro, leading urban ecologist, Mathew Frith, and Glasgow’s newly appointed and first ever city urbanist, Professor Brian Evans.

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Green Network to connect people and nature across Glasgow City Region

A groundbreaking new project, launched today in Glasgow, aims to turn Glasgow City Region ‘green’ with 500 miles of walking and cycling routes and plans for hundreds of new living spaces for wildlife, providing a tangible response to biodiversity loss and climate change.

The Glasgow and Clyde Valley (GCV) Green Network Partnership’s Blueprint project will help make the region a more attractive place to live, work, invest and play through creation of both a habitat network for wildlife and an access network for people through greenspaces.

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Investing in green communities

Projects promoting green living through active travel, habitat restoration, and community growing will benefit from £264,000 of development funding.

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) funding was announced by Rural Affairs and Natural Environment Minister Mairi Gougeon, as she visited one of the 11 successful recipients. Gorebridge Community Development Trust  has been awarded £13,571 to develop a community garden that will include an outdoor play area and therapeutic space to promote physical and mental well-being.

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Glasgow to Host Annual Green Forum

Glasgow is set host to a one-day conference looking at how unused areas of land in cities and urban environments can be transformed into vibrant and productive spaces for people to use and enjoy. 

‘Making More of What We’ve Got – Repurposing Unused and Underused Sites’ will be held at Glasgow Caledonian University on Thursday 6 June and is the ninth annual forum of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN). The event will draw inspiration from across the globe, featuring contributions from a range of experts including Ohio-based researcher, Sandra Albro, leading urban ecologist, Mathew Frith, and Glasgow’s newly appointed and first ever city urbanist, Brian Evans.

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CSGNT Chief Executive announces plans to retire

The Chief Executive of Central Scotland Green Network Trust, Simon Rennie, has announced he will stand down from his position this autumn when he plans to retire. The trust was established in 2014, with Simon’s tenure spanning over 18 years including the charity’s prior operations as the Central Scotland Forest Trust.

Simon has planned his retiral for the end of August to allow an orderly and successful transition to the next chief executive while CSGNT continues to deliver its purpose during that time. The vacancy is scheduled to be advertised by the beginning of March.

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