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Cultivating Urban Greenspace Day Symposium

1 June 2011 Time: 10:00-17:00

School of GeoSciences (Geography), University of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh

The symposium is aimed at bringing together researchers, policymakers and practitioners interested in urban greenspace with a particular focus on urban cultivation, community gardening, urban orchards, and the regeneration of public/private greenspaces within the city. More broadly, it will be of interest to those interested in the links between greenspace and health, access to outdoor environments, urban open spaces, sustainability, human interaction, nature-society relationships, and horticultural therapy. It is hoped that the day will provide an opportunity to discuss issues relating to urban cultivation in more depth and, where possible, act as a springboard for future collaborations.

Confirmed speakers:

Caroline Brown (Heriot Watt University)

Elaine Gibb (Greenspace Scotland)

Anna Jorgensen (University of Sheffield) Elizabeth Richardson (University of Edinburgh) Hillary Vipond (Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens)

The symposium is free to attend but places are limited.

To book a place, please email Patrizia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 23 May 2011.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The symposium is being co-ordinated by Dr Nina Morris and is sponsored by the Human Geography Research Group (HGRG) in association with the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH).