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2012 CSGN FORUM: HOW GREEN NETWORKS MAKE OUR TOWNS AND CITIES LIVABLE

Venue: The Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF

This second annual Forum for the CSGN looks at the health and vitality of our major towns and cities and draws inspiration from green infrastructure projects in London, New York and closer to home. As well as some fantastic speakers, conference delegates will be able to learn about 2 of 8 CSGN-funded case study projects. The Forum also provides an opportunity to meet up with colleagues from across the Green Network.

Our Key Note Speakers are:

  • Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Local Government and Planning - Introduction
  • Dr Juliana A. Maantay, MUP, PhD, FRGS, Fulbright Distinguished Chair - Glasgow Urban Laboratory – speaking about the impact of dereliction land, deprivation and health inequalities in New York and Glasgow
  • Lisa Switkin, BA UP, MLA, James Corner Field Operations – speaking about The High Line, New York
  • Peter Head, CBE, FREng, FRSA – speaking about the concept of the Ecological City
  • Neil Mattinson, FLI, LDA Design – speaking about the London Olympic Green Network Legacy

Our Case Study projects are:

  • Stalled Spaces Initiative, Glasgow City Council
  • Forth Valley Orchards’ Initiative, Forth Environment Link
  • David Livingstone Centre Landscape Masterplan & Implementation, David Livingstone Trust & ERZ
  • Area Renewal and the Inverclyde Green Network – from concept to case study, Ironside Farrar
  • Temporary Greening of Vacant & Derelict Land in Fife, Fife Council
  • Green & Growing Raploch, Raploch Community Partnership
  • CEI Habitat Network: Wetland Enhancement in the River Nith & Lugar Water Catchments, East Ayrshire Coalfield Environment Initiative
  • Lesmahagow Paths to Progress, The Wise Group

The full event programme is available online.

Our Audience will include: Colleagues from: Scottish Government and Scottish Government Agencies; the Public and private sectors, Academia; and NGOs in the fields of policy, planning, design, development, green networks, landscape, forestry, nature conservation, access, community and health.

Cost: This event is free to attend, but booking is essential, using the link below. We recommend early registration to guarantee your place.

Cancellations: Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend so that we can make the place available to another delegate. If you wish to allocate your booking to a colleague you must inform us as soon as possible.

Cancellations after 25 May 2012 or non-attendance after booking will incur a cancellation charge of £70 to cover the costs of the administration and catering


Networking: You can follow us on twitter, please use #csgn to discuss the event with other attendees. You can also network with other attendees on the CSGN Knowledge Hub which is free to join.

Eventbrite - Central Scotland Green Network Forum 2012

The CSGN SU reserve the right to make any necessary amendments to the programme in the event of unforseen circumstances, such as illness.