GI study days at Dalston Eastern Curve and Dalzell Estate and Ravenscraig in North Lanarkshire bring series to a triumphant finish
On Tuesday 27 March, attendees at the final WRAP and Landscape Institute GI study day in Scotland were given guided tours of two significant sites: Dalzell Estate and Ravenscraig, North Lanarkshire.
These were followed by presentations from Vicky Abernethy, North Lanarkshire Council; Sue Evans, Central Scotland Green Network; Max Hislop, Glasgow Clyde Green Valley Network; Mike Batley, Central Scotland Forest Trust; Peter Wilder, Wilder Associates and; Jon Simmons from Grontmij on Ravenscraig.
Just a few days before, attendees in London were treated to a guided site visit of the award-winning Eastern Curve project in Dalston.
Presentations from Johanna Gibbons, J & L Gibbons Landscape Architects, and muf architecture/art, on their project Making Space in Dalston, were followed by talks on the All London Green Grid from Peter Massini of the Greater London Authority, Sarah Considine from Design for London and a stakeholder perspective from Ben Todd, executive director of the neighbouring Arcola Theatre who had been at the heart of the project from the very beginning.
In both cases, great weather combined with expert analysis and presentations of the sites made for extremely satisfying events.