CSGN Forum: How green infrastructure is transforming the way we live

EVENT ORGANISED BY: Central Scotland Green Network

The seventh annual forum organised by the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) is a great opportunity to explore how green infrastructure projects are transforming the way we develop and maintain our cities and towns. The event will include an opening Ministerial speech from the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, and during the day delegates will learn about three exciting projects which focus on the use of green infrastructure, innovation and liveability: the ground-breaking “vertical forest” Bosco Verticale in Milan; 9km linear park Connswater Community Gateway in East Belfast; and Copenhagen’s Green Cycle Routes.

As part of a series of break out workshops and walks, we will lead a hands-on workshop on engaging local people in placemaking.

As well as learning about these major projects, delegates will also have an opportunity to find out about local active travel, greening and community growing projects in Edinburgh or to participate in workshops covering a range of topics including Scotland’s Greenspace Map, engaging with young people and encouraging communities to get involved in planning and placemaking. The day will conclude with a panel and audience debate on accelerating the delivery of green infrastructure in our towns and cities.

Our event is aimed at public, private and third sector professionals, community activists and students working in or studying planning, engineering, architecture, green infrastructure, greenspace, active travel, sustainable development, urban regeneration, public health, community engagement and co-design.

The forum is free to attend but limited to 200 places. Register now for your free place.