Dialogue 1. Implementing Green Futures – Increasing urban green space and implementing nature-based solutions
- Date held: Friday 13 November
- Professor Neil Metcalfe, Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow.
- Gillian Dick, Spatial Planning Manager, Development & Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council.
A. Promoting biodiversity
Promoting biodiversity through strategic use of natural assets.
- Biodiversity, Geodiversity, Ecology
- Natural assets quantity, quality and fit for function.
- How can we promote biodiversity and natural assets as a means to achieving carbon neutrality?
B. Learning from green COVID-19 measures
Learning from green COVID-19 measures and extending good practice; transformation plans for active and safe travel that also encourage use and greening of open space
- Temporary interventions
- Stalled spaces
- Community engagement / empowerment
- Health impacts of using space;
- Active travel
- Greening the grey
- How do we capture the impacts of the temporary interventions and learn from them?
- How do we make interventions permanent?
C: Spaces and places
The place-based approach with a nature-based solutions lens. Stories about Glasgow’s spaces centring on history of the Clyde; development of walkways and zoning of waterway land, etc.; geolocational devices / mapping processes.
- Open Space Strategies (use of green / blue / grey spaces)
- Place-based approach
- Nature-based solutions
- Public realm
- Creative use of spaces
- Vacant and derelict land
- How do we understand the social, health and wellbeing, economic and environmental benefits that spaces and places can bring to the journey towards carbon neutrality?
Professor Sebastien Chastin, School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University
Greening the Grey, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
William Yeomans, Clyde River Foundation
- Tierney Lovell, Inclusive Design Manager, Sustrans
- Deryck Irving, Head of Strategic Development at the Green Action Trust
- Katherine Lakeman, Principal Policy Officer, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
- Ian MacKenzie, Green Health Programme Manager, Edinburgh and Lothian Health Foundation
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