The High Line in New York, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the Bosco Verticale in Milan are just some of the world-renowned examples of green infrastructure which are already being used to inspire the development of projects in central Scotland.
By applying for the Central Scottish Green Network travel grant of up to £1,000 (£500 if visiting an initiative in the UK), you could be in with a chance to visit anywhere in the world to learn more about green infrastructure projects like these and to bring the knowledge back to the Central Belt.
The natural environment can be used to help solve some of the many challenges our communities face, from those caused by climate change, to societal or economic disparity.
Designing and building places with nature, also known as green infrastructure, brings multiple ecological benefits including storm water management, climate change adaption, improved air quality, increased biodiversity, food growing opportunities and improved water and soil quality, in addition to economic, social, and health and wellbeing benefits.
Examples of green infrastructure includes parks and greenspaces, gardens, sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS), street trees, green roofs and walls, raingardens, woodland, wetland, ponds, canals and rivers.
The Travel Grant
To raise awareness and support delivery of green infrastructure in central Scotland, this award provides an opportunity for people aged 18 – 25 to travel anywhere in the world to develop and share their knowledge on a specific topic related to green infrastructure.
It is also the Year of Young People 2018, so we would also like you to find out about how young people are influencing, being made aware of, or directly engaging with concepts like urban greening and green infrastructure.
Deadline for applications is midnight 1 April 2018.
To view the CSGN area, you can use the FCS interactive map, selecting ‘Central Scotland Green Network’ from the ‘Boundaries’ folder on the right hand side of the map webpage.