Tag Archives: Green infrastructure

Future planning: designing places in a climate emergency

As urban areas grow and the realities of the climate emergency become clearer, there is a need to look at the way we design and build the places where we live and work. Today, Abi Gardner, a graduate placement working with … Continue reading

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Buffering climate change with wetlands

We were delighted to host 18 colleagues from across Europe on a recent study tour by the Eurosite Wetlands and Climate Change working group, visiting sites across central Scotland to find out how we are using wetlands to help buffer … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Beyond 2020 – Scotland’s Contribution

So what’s next for Scotland’s biodiversity?  Our CEO, Francesca Osowska took centre-stage to discuss Scotland’s contributions to biodiversity beyond 2020.  Here is her speech, in full, from the Business Breakfast at Scotland House, Brussels, 6 Nov 2018 as part of … Continue reading

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A Certain Buzz!

You’ve got to admire community activists and social entrepreneurs who bring about change and make good things happen, and it’s a real buzz when our work gives us a chance to work alongside such folk. Andy Dorin, Forth Area Manager, … Continue reading

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Social Housing and Green Infrastructure – Connecting people and nature

Ivan Clark, our Plan & Place-making Team Manager, is working with our partners to explore how we can deliver better quality greenspace in social housing developments. Scotland’s urban green spaces provide a range of benefits for people and nature. They … Continue reading

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Our seven Green Infrastructure Fund projects

This year SNH awarded £5.8 million from its Green Infrastructure Fund to seven projects that will improve local green space in some of the most deprived, urban areas in Scotland. Match funding from other sources will result in a total … Continue reading

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What is green infrastructure?

We only have to be stuck in a traffic jam, be waiting for a delayed train or not getting a mobile phone signal to realise how vital infrastructure is to us. But all of that is part of the grey, … Continue reading

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Working with nature to manage flood risk

Flooding was identified as the top environmental risk to the UK over the next century by the recent UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA). Sarah Hutcheon, SNH’s Senior Adviser on Freshwater Policy, explains how we can manage this risk. In the … Continue reading

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Urban nature – get connected in Glasgow

SNH champions nature in our towns and cities so we all have more good quality greenspace to enjoy. Martin Faulkner, our Green Infrastructure Project and Funding Officer shares his diary accounts of visits to two urban nature projects SNH is … Continue reading

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