The London Plan requires new developments to deliver net gains for biodiversity. A new Design Guide produced in partnership with London Wildlife Trust, shows how this can be done through design approaches, introducing simple design considerations to make the city greener and wilder. The guide can be found here.
TCPA Technical guide for delivering new communities
A new report from the TCPA, with support from AECOM, called 'Delivering new communities: A Technical Guide to Project and Programme Management for Local Authorities' sets out key principles for local authorities and partners for delivering large-scale new communities. The report can be found here.
Clyde Climate Forest
A new Forestry and Woodland Strategy for Glasgow City Region is set to boost the number of trees in the area by a further 18 million over the next 10 years. With more tree planting, the Region has an opportunity to boost its efforts in tackling climate change, a factor to be highlighted on an international level with COP26 being held in Glasgow this November.
Delivering a healthy and inclusive green recovery for Glasgow
The Glasgow Centre for Population Health has published a paper bringing together learning on how place-based and environmental measures can support Glasgow’s recovery and transition from Covid-19 in ways that are inclusive, sustainable and beneficial to public health. Housing, spatial factors, neighbourhood resources, and transport and travel are covered as aspects of urban life that have changed because of Covid-19 restrictions and their impacts. Spatial factors explored include greenspace, play spaces and the presence of vacant land across neighbourhoods.
Accelerating business solutions for climate and nature
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development have published a report which is intended to overcome the key barriers to large-scale investment in nature-based solutions by clarifying definitions for the business community and by aligning these with natural climate solutions. To read the report, click here.