Pollinator action plan for local growth

In the hope of nurturing high-quality green spaces and improved health and wellbeing, Buglife Scotland has released guidance to help councils increase pollinator frequency in their respective localities. For details, click here.

Green infrastructure delivery along linear assets

CIRIA has published a scoping study as part of its work to encourage well-designed and properly managed green infrastructure along linear assets such as roads and rail networks. For more details, click here.

First Steps in Urban Air Quality

It is recognised that air pollution is one of the biggest environmental risks to health. The design of our urban infrastructure – including green infrastructure – determines where air pollution is produced, and how it disperses. It is important to dispel myths and work with evidence in understanding air quality which built environment professionals should consider at all stages of urban design and development. The Trees and Design Action Group have partnered with a distinguished group of academics in producing to produce preliminary guidance. First Steps in Urban Air Quality is available here.

AARC search for best practice green infrastructure projects

Only one week left to apply! Deadline of 19th February for the 2018 Adaption and Resilience in the Context of Change Network (AARC) design competition to find green infrastructure projects which increase health, energy efficiency and liveability in buildings. For more details, click here.

Landscape For Scotland

The Landscape Institute Scotland have recently presented their Vision for Scotland: ‘Landscape for Scotland’. The document encourages Scotland’s commitment to international best practice in landscape protection, planning and management and supports the Scottish Government in delivering its Programme for Scotland. It demonstrates that Scottish landscapes are an essential aspect of people’s sense of place and belonging, contributing to the health and wellbeing of communities and also the role of landscape professionals in shaping the distinctive urban, rural and wild places that make Scotland so special.

To download a copy, click here.