Published: 13th Sep 2016

The south Pennines Watershed Landscape project Central Scotland is developing a ‘green’ consciousness for sustainable social and economic development. New Start spoke with head of development at the Central Scotland Green Network, and co-author of ‘Growing Awareness’, Sue Evans What is the Central Scotland Green Network? The CSGN aims to restore and transform the landscape of central Scotland. Its vision is set out in Scottish government’s national planning framework and its aim is that, by 2050, central Scotland has “been transformed into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality”. The initiative covers central Scotland, an area of 10,000km2, 19 local authorities and a population of 3.6m, almost two-thirds of Scotland’s population. The network stems from efforts by the previous government and from the 1970s around land renewal. Scotland is a typically post-industrial place, with … (To read the full article, subscribe below)