The Glasgow STEP UP team hosted an interactive webinar on ‘Gaining political support for sustainable city planning’ on Friday 17th of April 2015. The webinar was supported by Glasgow City Council, the University of Strathclyde and the Scottish Cities Alliance.
The webinar featured three experts on sustainable planning as guest speakers:
Richard Bellingham – Institute for Future Cities
Richard is European coordinator for the STEP UP project and also leads the Institute for Future Cities at the University of Strathclyde. Before joining Strathclyde in 2007, he was Head of Energy Policy at the Scottish Government. Richard has over 15 years of experience of working in government, advising Ministers from all major UK political parties in a wide range of policy areas, and working with national and international organisations to deliver government objectives. He is an active participant in European policy thinking on smart cities, and is a member of EU Smart Cities and Communities Platform Roadmap Group and Finance Group. Richard Bellingham – Institute for Future Cities
Richard Bellingham’s presentation is available to download below.
Gaining Political Support for Sustainable City Planning Webinar – 17th of April 2015 – Richard Bellingham
Duncan Booker – Glasgow City Council
Glasgow City Council is the largest of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, with seven service departments and eleven Arms-Length External Organisations (ALEOs). It delivers all local authority services to Glasgow’s 600,000 residents. The Council has 79 elected members and the current majority Administration was elected in 2012. Duncan is the Sustainable Glasgow Manager for the Council. Sustainable Glasgow is a partnership of the public, private and academic sectors which aims to drive forward the city’s sustainability agenda. He has worked for over twenty years in local government policy development and was previously an adviser to the Leader of the Council.
Duncan Booker’s presentation is available to download below.
Gaining Political Support for Sustainable City Planning Webinar – 17th of April 2015 – Duncan Booker
Dr Peter Pluschke – City of Nuremberg
Nuremberg has been twinned with Glasgow since 1985 and is a Companion City in the STEP UP project, sharing knowledge and expertise on sustainable city planning. Dr. Peter Pluschke has been working in executive positions in the City of Nuremberg since 1987, first in the municipal chemical laboratories until 2002, later as member of the executive board of the municipal waste water management services from 2006 to 2008 and since May 2008 as Deputy Mayor for Environment and Health. He previously worked for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) as project manager and later as head of a unit promoting projects in the fields of renewable energy and environmental management (especially in Brazil and India as well as in some Central American and African countries). In a second appointment for GTZ he took over responsibility for the Moroccan-German Environmental Program from 2002 to 2005 based in Rabat/Morocco.
Dr Peter Pluschke’s presentation is available to download below.
Gaining Political Support for Sustainable City Planning Webinar – 17th of April 2015 – Dr Peter Pluschke