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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. 

The Context

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

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr Julie Clark, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland 
  • John Lauder, Deputy Chief Executive, Sustrans
  • Craig McLaren, Director of Scotland and Ireland, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Adam McVey, Leader, City of Edinburgh Council
  • Stephen O'Malley, Chief Executive, Civic Engineering
  • Teresa Bray, Chief Executive, Changeworks
  • Robin Parker, Climate & Emergency Policy Manager, WWF Scotland
  • Lewis Barlow, Technical Director, Sweco UK 
  • Tim Steiner, Divisional Director, Transport Planning, Jacobs
  • Dr Emily Ryder, Project Manager, Cycling UK
  • Judith Cowie, Smarter Choices, Smarter Places' Programme Manager, Place Development, City of Edinburgh Council 

Agenda

09:45 Registration and Refreshments

10:25 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair

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

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 Adam McVey, Leader, City of Edinburgh Council

10:55 Walking, Cycling and Green Cities

John Lauder, Deputy Chief Executive, Sustrans

11:20 Green City Deals and Planning

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

11:40 Questions and Discussion

12:00 Refreshment Break

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.

12:20 Delivering Green City Deals 

Teresa Bray, Chief Executive, Changeworks

12:35 The Climate Emergency – National, regional & local responses needed ASAP!

Robin Parker, Climate & Emergency Policy Manager, WWF Scotland

12:50 Carbon Cost In Infrastructure: The Key To The Climate Crisis?

Lewis Barlow, Technical Director, Sweco UK

13:05 Questions and Discussion  

13:35 Lunch and Networking

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.  

14:15 Glasgow Avenues Project - Delivering Climate Sensitive Infrastructure

Stephen O'Malley, Chief Executive, Civic Engineering 

14:30 Active Travel/Infrastructure Panel

Tim Steiner, Divisional Director, Transport Planning, Jacobs

Dr Emily Ryder, Project Manager, Cycling UK

Judith Cowie, Smarter Choices, Smarter Places' Programme Manager, Place Development, City of Edinburgh Council 

15:20 Chair’s Closing Remarks

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

15:25 Close of Event

Please note the agenda is subject to change

Get In Touch

Book now or  or call Laura & Adam on 0131 285 4457

If you have an inspiring case study or a project that you think is relevant, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are always on the lookout for new speakers. 

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Date
12 Feb 2020
Venue
NASUWT, The Mews, 35 Young Street N Lane, Edinburgh EH2 4JD
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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