- Communicating with young people and changing behaviours as well as how we shape and develop policy at a national level. by Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot.
- Climate Change greenspace – changing greenspace management through taking a climate perspective by Deryck Irving, Programme Manager, greenspace scotland
- Natural Capital Accounting – Emperor’s New Clothes or The Goose That Lays The Golden Egg? by Miranda Winram Head of Strategy and Insight, Forest Enterprise England
- Let’s Go Walkies! Getting dog owners and their dogs more active in woodlands by Kevin Lafferty Access, Health & Recreation Policy Advisor
In February 2017, the Communities and |Local Government Committee published its report on Public Parks having looked at three areas:
- Why parks matter
- What challenges are facing the parks sector
- How we can secure sustainable futures for parks
The conclusion of the report was that Parks and greenspace matter and they make a vital contribution to many strategic objectives such as climate change mitigation, public health and community integration.
The committee recognised that parks are at a tipping point and that the report makes contributions and recommendations that will help ensure that parks receive the priority they deserve and to prevent a period of decline
ORN has gathered a few contributions from different organisations on how they are tackling some of these issues and engaging with the community and addressing different agendas to provide sustainable futures to our parks and greenspaces