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Social Housing & Green Infrastructure in Scotland Workshop

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Social Housing and Green Infrastructure in Scotland Workshop


Time: Registration 09:30 to 10:00, until 1300, followed by networking lunch 1300-1400

Dates & Venues:

  • 17th November 2017, SFHA, Sutherland House, 149 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5NW
  • 22nd November 2017, Architecture &Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DD
  • 1st December 2017, SFHA, Sutherland House, 149 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5NW


Overview

MainStreet Consulting has been commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage (together with the Scottish Government, SFHA, Architecture and Design Scotland, the Central Scotland Green Network Trust, and the Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership) to undertake research into the opportunities and barriers to delivering benefits through green infrastructure associated with new and existing social housing in Scotland.

Green Infrastructure is defined as the use of greenspaces and any vegetated land or water to deliver benefits for people and nature. It includes parks, open spaces, playing fields, woodlands, wetlands, floodplains, road verges, allotments and other growing spaces, private gardens, green roofs, green walls as well as blue infrastructure such as sustainable drainage systems, ponds, swales, rain-gardens, wetlands, rivers and canals.

Green Infrastructure can provide a range of social, environmental and economic benefits including: water management, climate change mitigation, spaces for growing food, recreational spaces and opportunities to experience nature close to where people live. There is growing evidence that access to high quality greenspace can have a positive effect on people’s health and well-being.

Purpose

The purpose of the workshop is to explore how we can deliver more high quality green infrastructure associated with new and existing social housing in Scotland. We will:

  • Explore current practice and the possible barriers to better practice
  • Generate ideas and recommendations to support delivery
  • Identify pilot projects that could test new ways of working and demonstrate best practice.

Facilitators and workshop style

MainStreet Consulting will facilitate the workshop. All attendees will be encouraged to collaborate, participate and actively engage in discussions while exploring specific topics, in order to capture the desired outputs from the session.

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