Morag MacGregor completed a volunteer internship with the Cumbernauld Living Landscape and was awarded a Landscape Institute Student Travel Award 2014. After completing her internship in Cumbernauld she travelled to Portland and Oregon to investigate Green Infrastructure - this is the first of two blogs about what she learnt and experienced. … read more
The vision was wide, smooth paths adjacent to main roads but separated from the dangers of cars. Cumbernauld has miles and miles of paths through woodlands, glens and parks but there are now barriers to getting around that were not foreseen in the 1960's.
Marrying the long-term needs of wildlife, habitats and people in an urban setting is no easy task, but that is exactly what the Cumbernauld Living Landscape hopes to achieve, as Richard Rowe discovers. … read more