Fabian Society launches report on the environment and the devolution agenda

Green Places makes the case that in an evolving and fragmented devolution policy landscape, green infrastructure can be the 'green thread' that binds devolution deals together.

The report includes contributions from Judith Blake, Ruth Davis, Ed Wallis, Sarah Whitney and many others. Groundwork, Landscape Institute and Woodland Trust have lent their backing to the Fabian policy report.

Locality policy affairs manager Wallis said there is "potential for the local environment to be the ‘green thread’ of a new devolution settlement." He said: "Green infrastructure can connect ‘horizontally’ – by joining-up the various policy levers currently being handed down to combined authorities and metro-mayors. Devo deals will be most successful when they are part of a wider strategy for the region."

In the report, Kate Chappell – executive member for environment at Manchester City Council – explains how this is happening in Manchester through the integration of health and social care, a refresh of the city’s parks strategy, and through the city’s 10 year plan.

Metro Dynamics founding director Sarah Whitney said with new devolution deals and financial incentives to grow the local economy, investment in green infrastructure should be an important plank of a well-considered growth and reform strategy.

Mark Walton and Kate Swade, directors at Shared Assets, survey emerging models of parks management such as internal reorganisation, asset transfer, new management organisations and community partnerships.

The society issued a report in 2015 on the "looming crisis" for parks.

See:

http://www.fabians.org.uk/


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Tree planting guide - three basic rules

Tree planting guide - three basic rules

Choosing the right plant, correct planting procedure and best aftercare are the three basic rules for sucessful tree planting, Sally Drury explains.

Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees?

Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees?

Mitigating climate change, providing windbreaks and reducing the risk of soil erosion are some of the best reasons for planting trees, says Sally Drury.

Sargent's solutions - the benefits of CPD for your business

Sargent's solutions - the benefits of CPD for your business

Continual learning is an essential part of the job and professionals should embed it in their work process, says Alan Sargent.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs
Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2017 - the winners!

Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2017 winners.

Contracts & Tenders

Products & Kit Resources