Tag Archives: Green Spaces

Great Green Roof! City centre rooftop safari filmed at Council HQ

In common with several city centre buildings, the Council HQ at Waverley Court has rooftop gardens.  Green roofs on buildings have many benefits including improving energy efficiency, reducing the urban heat island effect and reducing water run off in the … Continue reading

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Open Space 2021: Co-design of a new community park for Greendykes

Liz Thomas from Here + Now CIC gave the third presentation in a series of talks to raise awareness of Open Space 2021, Edinburgh’s new Open Space Strategy. Liz’s talk focused on the process of co-design with the local community … Continue reading

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Open Space 2021: Edinburgh’s Living Landscape

Ian Mackenzie from Scottish Wildlife Trust gave the second in a series of talks to raise awareness of Open Space 2021, Edinburgh’s new Open Space Strategy. Ian manages the Trust’s Living Landscape programme across Scotland. The Edinburgh Living Landscape is … Continue reading

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Open Space 2021: Greenspace and Health talk

To raise awareness of some of the key themes of Open Space 2021, Edinburgh’s new Open Space Strategy, we are holding a series of lunchtime training sessions for staff. Professor Catharine Ward Thompson from the University of Edinburgh gave us … Continue reading

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The Future of Edinburgh’s Open Spaces

Hello All, As a “tourist” for a year in Edinburgh (when I’m not working as a Trainee Planner with the Council!), I endeavour to make the most of everything that the City has to offer. A couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading

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