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    The Royal Society of Edinburgh
    22-26 George Street
    EH2 2PQ

CUSP2014: The Geoscience Context for Europe’s Urban Sustainability – Lessons from Glasgow & Beyond

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Joint event organised by the RSE, British Geological Survey (BGS), the European Cooperation on Science and Technology (COST) (Sub-Urban) and Glasgow City Council.

Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is built along the upper Clyde estuary and lower River Clyde. In the heart of the city are the Clyde Gateway and Clyde Waterfront areas – a national urban regeneration priority for Scotland. This regeneration is intended to stimulate economic growth, drive smaller community projects, and tackle concentrated deprivation resulting from industrial decline. To underpin this regeneration, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has been developing integrated and attributed dynamic shallow-earth 3D models and other geoscience datasets and knowledge, in partnership with Glasgow City Council and other organisations. This transdisciplinary project – the Clyde-Urban Super-Project (CUSP) – aims to make geoscience information more accessible, relevant and understandable to the wide range of users involved in the sustainable regeneration and development of Glasgow. This conference showcases CUSP, its knowledge exchange (ASK and GSPEC) and its relevance to sustainable use of the urban subsurface, which is being promoted by the related European COST Action-Sub-Urban, whose partners from across Europe will illustrate their work.

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