A group of disadvantaged young people from across East London will be taking part in a life-changing volunteer programme this Autumn, thanks to a unique partnership between Groundwork East London and Raleigh International.
On Tuesday 2nd October, the Colne Valley Park will be visited by a group of 40 representatives of the Dutch government and other official Dutch groups. The group are in the UK for a study trip to help with the development of national parks in Holland. They wanted to visit the Colne Valley Regional Park because of Colne Valley's experience in developing a historic landscape successfully.
Groundwork London and the SAUL Partnership has secured an additional 750,000 of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) towards a 1.5 Million extension to its existing project.
Over 150 planning professionals, politicians, and other interested parties, met in Amsterdam last week for the final conference of the Sustainable and Accessible Urban Landscapes (SAUL) project. This four year transnational programme has seen an international partnership working together to explore spatial planning solutions to the challenges of New Urban Landscapes' in major city regions across Europe.
The Sustainable Accessible Urban Landscapes (SAUL) programme will hold it's final conference in Amsterdam on the weekend of 27-29 June 2006.
Green Places published an article on Groundwork's perspective on sustainable planning in the UK and Europe.
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