Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Planting Places – cultivating urban greenspace by nadiacatkinhillman
January 21, 2008, 11:58 am
Filed under: food-growing, free space, gardening, Urban Design

“Calling all urban greenspace champions!:
Help us plant the seeds of truly sustainable communities in the South West

Are you someone who recognises the growing importance of greenspace networks in our towns and cities – for health, biodiversity, local food production, low carbon access, recreation and play, sense of place, quality of life…and all round sustainability? Do you have a vision for the ‘garden’ towns and cities of the future? Would you like a stronger voice in debates about the development of the region? Growth plans are set to create lots of new neighbourhoods in urban areas of the South West alongside plans to regenerate many of our existing communities.

Sustainability South West and initial partners Natural England, Defra and English Heritage want to help cultivate genuinely sustainable communities through its Planting Places project. Planting Places will:

  • Celebrate and showcase 10 brilliant examples of urban greenspaces in the South West and award each a specially commissioned piece of artwork
  • Share stories of the people that care for and champion the South West’s urban greenspace
  • Host a special event for planners and regeneration organisations in March 2008 to explore the importance of urban greenspace for truly sustainable 21st century urban living and to celebrate our Planting Places award winners
  • Work with partners to produce urban greenspace recommendations for those leading and delivering the growth and regeneration agendas (including web pages and a booklet)
  • Support the regional networking of urban greenspace champs to strenghten their voice in regional developments and maximise results

Contact us to:

…register your interest in the project, telling us a little bit about yourself and how you would like to be involved. Perhaps you’re a local councillor, active resident, regeneration professional, planner, community development worker or just someone who is enthusiastic about the potential of greenspaces to deliver genuinely sustainable communities.

…nominate your top examples of urban greenspaces and their champions in the South West! ”

DEADLINE: Friday 25th January 2008.


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Sounds like a good idea to me 🙂
However, I live in a rural area so the point be lost I think 😦

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