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Green City Deals in Scotland: Changing the Landscape to Meet Climate Emergency Initiatives

Holyrood’s inaugural Green City Deal event features a key line-up of speakers who will explore this as one of the landmark ideas as part of the Climate Emergency Response Group's (CERG) 12-point Climate Emergency Plan. This will entail discussion of the active travel, renewables and infrastructure developments at the heart of future developments and those already in motion which can be demonstrated as good practice. 

Our Citizens, Our Infrastructure, Our Travel, Our Future

In the programme for government it was announced that ambitious climate action needed to take place. Part of this response included the Green City Deals.  With a view to building on the city deals that are already in place, these Green City Deals should seek to improve active infrastructure, renewables, provide infrastructure that supports a sustainable agenda and improve citizens access to carbon-neutral travel options.

Join us as we explore Green City Deals, what is actionable right now, and what more can be done to meet the ambitious climate emergency targets.

Key Issues We'll Address With You

  • An overview of the Green City Deals
  • The Climate emergency and the 12-point plan of action
  • Fostering Joint Partnerships to deliver Active Travel Schemes
  • Examples of ground-breaking infrastructure change

Who should attend?

This conference provides an opportunity for those involved in city planning, transport infrastructure, technology, environmental policy and renewables on how the Green City Deals can be harnessed to best effect.

Confirmed Speakers

Dr Julie Clark, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland 

Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity

John Lauder, Deputy Chief Executive, Sustrans

Craig McLaren, Director of Scotland and Ireland, Royal Town Planning Institute

Jane Laiolo, Group Manager, City Regeneration, Glasgow City Council

Adam McVey, Leader, City of Edinburgh Council

Tim Steiner, Divisional Director, Transport Planning, Jacobs

John Brennan, Senior Health Promotion Specialist (Physical Activity), NHS Lothian Health Promotion Service

Emily Ryder, Project Manager, Cycling UK

Gina Hanrahan, Head of Policy, WWF Scotland

Stephen O'Malley, Chief Executive, Civic Engineering

Agenda*

9:45 Registration and Refreshments

10:25 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair

Dr Julie Clark, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland 

10:30 Session 1: Context: The Green City Deal  

In this opening session, we will examine the targets Scotland has put in place for a greener infrastructure development, greener travel options and renewable and carbon-neutral developments. We will explore the important role of planning and how we can truly transform our urban environments whilst protecting our climate.

10:30 Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity

10:55 John Lauder, Deputy Chief Executive, Sustrans

11:20 Craig McLaren, Director of Scotland and Ireland, Royal Town Planning Institute

11:40 Refreshment Break

12:00 Session 2: Delivering Green City Deals, Active Infrastructure, Renewables, and Green Logic

This session will draw some of the key individuals within Scotland working towards the CERG's 12-point action plan, who will share some of the latest thinking and solutions for your own projects and take part in an interactive session so you can get the most value from their knowledge.

12:00 Specialist in Carbon reduction 

12:15 Gina Hanrahan, Head of Policy, WWF Scotland

12:30 Leading Academic, Environment

12:45 Sweco

13:00 Lunch and Networking

13:45 Session 3: Good Practice and Next Steps

In our final session of the day, we will explore examples of some of the most exciting city transformations to date. A key component of the Green City Deal is the active travel aspect. A panel discussion on active travel will complete the day.  

Glasgow Avenues Project

Stephen O'Malley, Chief Executive, Civic Engineering & Jane Laiolo, Group Manager, City Regeneration, Glasgow City Council

Edinburgh and South East Scotland 

Adam McVey, Leader, City of Edinburgh Council

14.20 Active Travel/Infrastructure Panel

Tim Steiner, Divisional Director, Transport Planning, Jacobs

John Brennan, Senior Health Promotion Specialist (Physical Activity), NHS Lothian Health Promotion Service

Emily Ryder, Project Manager, Cycling UK

14:55 Chair’s Closing Remarks

Dr Julie Clark, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland 

15:00 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change

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Date
12 Feb 2020
Venue
Central Edinburgh
Cost
Reduced Rate
1 place £145+ VAT

Voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m

Standard Rate
1 place £245+ VAT | 2+ places £195+ VAT per place

Public sector organisations and voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m

Private Sector Rate
1 place £295+VAT | 2+ places £245+ VAT per place

Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP

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