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German for Inspiration
Emscher Park in the Ruhr in Germany is one of the world’s largest regional parks and a shining example of what can be done to regenerate an area suffering from post-industrial dereliction and decline. Now the idea of regional parks has come to the Northwest with Mersey Waterfront and East Lancashire regional parks already well established. Kevin Gopal looks at the sort of environmental and economic benefits that regional parks can have on an area and explores the plans for further parks to be established across the region.
Keeping Up Appearances
Liverpool's Garden Festival was a roaring success in the summer of 1984 but over the past 20 years the site has become derelict and dilapidated due to lack of foresight and no investment in long-term maintenance. Now developers have bought the site and they will work with The Land Restoration Trust to bring the site back to its former glory. Ben Willis looks at other projects in the Northwest that are incorporating innovative management schemes into their plans to ensure their projects are kept well maintained for years to come.
With the installation of Antony Gormley’s Another Place on Crosby beach, Matthew Sutcliffe interviews the artist about his inspiration for the work and his reasons behind choosing Crosby as its UK home.
With the government putting greater emphasis on the need to cut carbon emissions, renewable energy generation is becoming more and more important. With the Northwest’s constant winds and the mighty power of the River Mersey, Matthew Sutcliffe examines the schemes already up and running in the region and looks at the potential for further projects that could be installed to help fight the battle against climate change.
A new report has been commissioned to assess the impact of climate change on the Northwest’s tourism industry and the findings are far from sunny. It is assumed that once the country starts warming up, tourists will be flocking to the Northwest rather than the over-heated Mediterranean but the research suggests this may not be the case. Paul Unger examines the issues raised by the report and examines how tourism in the Northwest may bring increased problems in terms of managing and maintaining the natural environment once climate change hits home.
Louise Tickle explores the reasons behind the Mersey Basin Campaign setting up a guide to watersports in the Northwest whilst enjoying her first experience of kayaking on Derwentwater in Cumbria.
Spotlight - Tony Dean
Source talks to Tony Dean, the regional director for the Environment Agency in the Northwest about how his career has led him to his current position and about his aspirations for the Environment Agency in the future.
Environmental Champion - David Crawshaw
Source talks to David Crawshaw, regional catchment estates manager for United Utilities and this year's winner of the prestigious environmental leadership category at the Northwest Business Environment Awards.