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Publication dateJune 2005 MBC079 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. Publication dateSeptember 2008 MBC136 Environmental Champion - Susannah Bleakley Source talks to Susannah Bleakley of the Morecambe Bay Partnership, the driving force behind the proposed Morecambe Bay and Duddon Estuary regional park. She talks about her love for the bay as well as discussing the potential benefits that becoming a regional park could have on the area. Publication dateSeptember 2008 MBC137 Park Life Regional Parks are a new way of encouraging economic and environmental regeneration and can act as a catalyst for generating multiple social, economic and environmental benefits across a large area. Here in the Northwest we currently host 9 regional parks that have been inspired by the work done in Emscher Regional Park in the Ruhr in Germany - a prime example of how designation as a regional park can help encourage investment in urban and environmental regeneration. Gareth Chadwick explores the thinking behind the Northwest’s regional parks and talks to leading proponents of the schemes about what makes regional parks such a potent force for change. Publication dateSeptember 2008 MBC169 Morecambe Bay Expert Group - final report A report on the Morecambe Bay Expert Group event in September 2008. A range of regeneration, design and environmental experts visited Morecambe Bay in order to pick out key points and projects that could be used to promote the idea of a regional park for Morecambe Bay and Duddon. The experts were: Kate Willard, Facilitator (rural, Cumbrian issues) Simon, Bedford Drivers Jonas (property, regeneration) Anthony Benson, Urban Practitioners (urban design, planning) Ian Banks, Atoll (arts, cultural heritage and architecture) Walter Menzies, Mersey Basin Campaign (water, sustainability) Also attending were: Susannah Bleakley, Morecambe Bay Partnership Sarah Heyes, RPX Manager The report summarises the findings of the group. Publication dateJanuary 2008 MBC170 Regional Parks Xchange Baseline Study The purpose of this report was to summarise progress to date on the development of Regional Parks in Northwest England. The report was produced by Andy Routledge at the Mersey Basin Campaign / Regional Parks Xchange with substantial and helpful input from all of the Regional Parks teams. This represented the first time attempt to draw progress on all of the Regional Parks together into a single report. The Northwest Development Agency and the Mersey Basin Campaign worked together on the Regional Parks Xchange project between 2007 and 2010 to support the development of Regional Parks as a vital regeneration tool in the delivery of the Regional Economic Strategy. Publication dateMarch 2009 MBC217 Video - Emscher Lessons Video clips of the participants in 2009's Regional Parks Xchange study tour to the Emscher Landscape Park in Germany. Each delegate was asked to tell us what they'd learned from the trip and would take back to their own regional park project. Publication dateMarch 2009 MBC218 Video - Emscher Experts Video clips from the 2009 Regional Parks Xchange study tour to the Emscher Landscape Park in Germany. We asked each of the German experts we met for one piece of advice when working on regional park project. Publication dateDecember 2009 MBC241 Project outline: Mersey Waterfront An outline of the Mersey Waterfront Regional Park programme (2002-2010)- a far-reaching and long-term programme of investment, influencing and coordination along the 135km of diverse coastline of the Mersey. The programme's aim was to transform, energise and connect the Mersey Waterfront and all its assets, to create a unique sense of place which attracted people to live, work, invest and visit.