CEP delivering participatory land use planning workshop

CEP delivering workshop with stakeholder forum in the Pentland Hills Regional Park as part of ecosystems approach based land use planning project

CEP was commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage to develop and deliver a stakeholder led process that will apply the ecosystems approach to collaborative land use and management in the Pentland Hills Regional Park (PHRP).

On Friday 20th May, CEP's Dr Peter Phillips and Paula Orr will be running a stakeholder workshop in the Pentlands as part of a participatory approach to developing the next Park Plan. Key objectives of the workshop include: (1) participatory ecosystem services mapping; (2) valuation of current ecosystem services using a socio-cultural values framework; and (3) assessment of future drivers of change in the Park. The workshop is being delivered in collaboration with the EU FP7 OPERAs project including academics from the University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences and the University of Potsdam Institute for Earth and Environmental Sciences.