River Basin Planning

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere:

In a new partnership between the United Kingdom Commission for UNESCO and The University of Manchester funded by a British Academy Innovation Fellowship, we are testing our new RoundView learning games in community visioning workshops. Joanne is running community visioning workshops with Nith Life, a grassroots, community-led group, the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere and the Stove Network. The aim is to engage with communities and stakeholders along the length of the river, to create a vision or a sustainable future River Nith. Find out more here.

The three things that are the root of all environmental/climate issues was a very useful way to approach it. Very clever.
I was surprised how difficult the challenge was – not just thinking about what was relevant, but thinking about what was most fundamental.
We needed the RoundView to bring it back together, otherwise it would have just been some visioning not connected. it did make people think differently and develop some new ideas. Feedback from participants in the workshops

You can download results from the workshops ran in 2023:

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