Global initiative for greener cities launched

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched a global initiative which aims to create greener, more liveable cities that will improve the health, wellbeing and prosperity of people living in urban areas. The group will raise awareness of the value of urban ecosystems and how these can be used to help address challenges such as air pollution, flooding and health problems caused by lack of access to quality green space. For more details, click here.

Glasgow Openspace Strategy consultation

Glasgow City Council’s consultation on the Draft Open Space Strategy is open and ready to get your feedback. The Strategy sets out an overarching approach to the City's open spaces, providing strategic direction that will guide the work, policy-making and investment decisions of all parts of the Council in managing the City's open spaces to allow Glasgow to flourish in future. If your care about Glasgow’s greenspaces make your views heard.

Glasgow National Park City

The Glasgow National Park City Group brings together people interested in creating a Glasgow National Park City. They aim to improve people’s quality of life and the environment through the creation of Glasgow National Park City

The Group has also launched a crowdfund on MyParkScotland to raise funds so that they can organise events and take the message to different communities, promote the work of grassroots organisations and create connections between them, develop National Park City demonstration projects, and build a strong on-line presence to act as the hub for the campaign. Support the crowdfund here..

Glasgow National Park City

The Glasgow National Park City Group brings together people interested in creating a Glasgow National Park City. They aim to improve people’s quality of life and the environment through the creation of Glasgow National Park City

The Group has also launched a crowdfund on MyParkScotland to raise funds so that they can organise events and take the message to different communities, promote the work of grassroots organisations and create connections between them, develop National Park City demonstration projects, and build a strong on-line presence to act as the hub for the campaign. Support the crowdfund here..

Green and blue infrastructure in Glasgow's East End

The green and blue infrastructure project in Greater Easterhouse will use and develop the area's natural resources to encourage use of local parks and other high-quality green and water spaces, creating drainage capacity to facilitate regeneration, reducing flooding and protecting local wildlife. It is being delivered by Glasgow City Council in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage and the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership - the latter funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal.
 
The project will see improvements to greenspaces in Blairtummock, Cranhill and Ruchazie and aims to increase access to high quality greenspace - including links to the Seven Lochs Wetland Park. It will provide the surface water drainage solution for residential and commercial developments, reduce flood risk through improved surface water management; and create connected habitat networks for the area's grassland water voles.
 
Scottish Natural Heritage is providing funding for these works through the European Regional Development Fund, which will be match-funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal through the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership. For more information click here