CSI to present hard evidence on landscaping value
January 7, 2008
Groundbreaking euro-project, Creating a Setting for Investment (CSI), will host a final conference in February. The project led by South Yorkshire Forest Partnership and Sheffield City Council is part of the Interreg IIIb European sustainable development and cohesion programme. Key findings will be presented at the event in Liége (Belgium), which organisers say will prove that high quality landscapes directly stimulate economic growth.
The conference will demonstrate how to create a setting for investment, and how improvements to the quality of the landscape can stimulate economic growth by influencing investment decisions. CSI has performed a major programme of research alongside a programme of investment on test sites across Europe since 2004. Findings will be showcased at the conference ahead of the publication of The CSI Guidelines which is expected to be a seminal reference point for regeneration policy and practice.
Keynote speakers at the conference include Simon Ogden, Sheffield’s Head of City Development who will explain how Sheffield has shaken off the post industrial blues with a major city centre facelift, Nathalie Cousin (Consil Régional de Bretagne) and Francoise Lejeune, Head of Liege Economic Development Agency.
For more information and to register for the conference visit: www.csi-liege2008.net.