greenspace scotland is currently working with Glasgow City Council and local partners to propose green infrastructure options for 5 urban settings: Byres Road, Saracen Street, Parkhead, Shawlands and George Street.
The proposed options place climate change actions (water management, shade/ shelter, carbon capture etc.) within an urban design perspective. We aim to create better places to live, work and visit which are also more resilient to the predicted changes in Glasgow’s climate and which contribute to the city’s overall climate change targets.
The proposed options offer:
a starting point for urban designers to influence ‘engineering’ solutions to water management and sustainable drainage - addressing multi-functionality and greater place quality in addition to climate resilience
additional leverage for engineers when seeking to convince budget holders etc.
extending the programme
We are now looking for partners from other cities and towns across Scotland to work with us to develop a small number of pioneer urban greening projects by exploring options for retrofitting green infrastructure in streets. We will bring our experience from the work in Glasgow and the development of climate change park resource. Ultimately we will look to draw the experience, learning and case studies from these urban greening pioneer projects to develop a climate change street e-resource and national guidance.
Find out more about how greenspace scotland can work with you on urban greening here
We’re working now to raise funds to support these projects. Can you help?