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Designing Streets Publish Two ‘Street Detail’ Case Studies

The Designing Streets policy for street design in Scotland has had two case studies added to its online toolbox on the Creating Places website. The two examples use the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village and Wauchope Square, Craigmillar sites to show good practice on the technical ‘street detail’ aspects of implementing Designing Streets.

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A Practice Guide to Greenspace Design for Health and Well-Being

The Forestry Commission have published a practice guide for Greenspace Design for Health and Well-Being. It follows consistent messages from research that point towards the positive relationship between greenspace and general health, and how healthcare facilities would logically benefit from this relationship.

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CSGN Local Authorities Chosen to Roll Out Stalled Spaces Project

Seven local authorities are to receive funding as part of the Stalled Spaces Scotland programme it was announced today.  The Legacy 2014 programme Stalled Spaces Scotland led by Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS), is aimed at supporting local authorities and communities to bring underused green spaces, stalled developments sites, vacant and derelict land back in to temporary use for the benefit of local communities.

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Scotland's Greenspace Map

Since the Launch of Scotland's Greenspace Map (SGM), greenspace scotland has been investigating options for updating and maintaining the SGM data. Following a technical evaluation, it has been working with Ordnance Survey (OS) to explore whether the greenspace attribution can be collected at source by OS and provided as part of the MasterMap product.

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2015’s Year of Food and Drink and Glasgow Green Year Launched

Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink was launched on 12 November 2014, the Scottish Government initiative which is led by EventScotland and VisitScotland. The year-long celebration of Scotland’s natural larder is set to build upon momentum generated in 2014, increase and promote Scottish produce across the tourism sector and enhance Scotland’s global reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.

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