Climate change parks

greenspace scotland worked with partners in Aberdeen and Dunfermline on climate change park projects exploring how existing greenspaces can be managed to address climate change priorities. We began with parks as they are the most recognisable and obviously multi-functional greenspaces. Many of the climate change actions for parks can be applied to other types of greenspace.

We also worked with partners in Edinburgh on the use of greenspace for renewable heat generation - see the Greenspaces and...energy section for more info.

Urban greening

greenspace scotland worked with Glasgow City Council and local partners on a programme called 'the Five Streets'. This used placemaking techniques to develop and propose green infrastructure options for five key urban settings: Byres Road, Saracen Street, the Barras, Shawlands and George Street. The work was supported by Glasgow City Council and SEPA.

We also worked with Glasgow City Council and the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership to produce the report Central Glasgow: retrofitting green infrastructure – a case study. The case study built on earlier work in central Glasgow and sought to identify whether it is practicable to increase levels of green cover in the City by 20% (this figure was proposed as the level required to maintain street level temperatures within comfortable limits in the 2050s) while delivering surface water management benefits and contributing to improved quality of place.

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