Urban greenspace – space for nature and people?

When is the event?

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Where to meet?

School of Geosciences,
Old Library,
Drummond Street,

Do I need to book?

If you have any queries about the event please contact Chloe Bellamy for more information or follow the link on the right

Event details

We would like to invite you to the first joint BES Scottish Policy Group and ESCom Scotland event, where we’ll be discussing whether urban greenspace in Scotland is meeting our social, economic and biodiversity needs. Are the provision and management of greenspace on track to contribute to the delivery of our Biodiversity 2020 priority aims?

Interested in joining us for this pie and a pint night? We encourage a diverse mix of attendees from a variety of organisations and backgrounds. If the pie and a pint aren’t enough to tempt you, there will be flash talks from a range of experts involved in urban greenspace research, policy and planning, and a chance for you to have your say in a fun, informal setting.

Urban greenspace can provide islands of habitat for many species. It also delivers a number of health and well-being benefits to people, such as reducing run-off and providing access to nature nearby to the homes of a growing majority of people living in towns and cities. However, the type, quality and quantity of urban greenspace vary within and between cities.

Forest Research is a member of ESCom.

BES members can get in touch with Camilla Morrison-Bell  to apply for travel funding.




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