Winning for the natural environment - Natural England 2012 project


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Winning for the natural environment - Natural England 2012 project

  1. 1. Greenspace Forum Meeting Birmingham, August 7 th , 2008 Natural England London 2012 project Jacqui Stearn, Major Project Manager Winning for the natural environment
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>is the brand employed by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public body charged with establishing physical and organisational infrastructure and physical legacy at all venues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private company established to : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and manage the Games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Games promotion UK-wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural Olympiad UK-wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational and cultural legacy UK-wide </li></ul></ul>London 2012
  3. 3. London 2012: timeline 2007 Test Events LOCOG Volunteers LOCOG Cultural Olympiad LOCOG 2009 2010 2011 2012 Plan, design and build ODA NOW Games Legacy Each RDA website shows the regional timeline Beijing LOCOG
  4. 4. London 2012: venues by region <ul><ul><li>London Region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Olympic Park - athletics, swimming, cycling, paralympic archery, paralympic tennis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greenwich Park - equestrian events and modern pentathlon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hyde Park – triathlon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Horse Guards – beach volleyball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eastern Region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>River Lea Country Park: White Water Canoe Slalom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essex Coast (?) : mountain biking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Eastern Region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eton Dorney: flat water canoe and rowing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South West Region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weymouth and Portland: sailing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>West Midlands Region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Villa Park – football </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North East Region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newcastle - football </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North West </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manchester - football </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All: Training camps </li></ul>
  5. 5. London 2012: Greenest Games ever…. One Planet 2012:Sustainability Plan “ creates a powerful identity for London 2012’s sustainability programme and provides a framework for achieving sustainable Games in accordance with the London 2012 Candidature commitments and with respect to Olympic ideals.” Olympic Board 18 th October 2007 <ul><li>Five headline themes in the Sustainability Plan: </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Waste </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy living </li></ul>
  6. 6. London 2012 : Natural England winning 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 plan, design and build: ODA NOW <ul><ul><li>Winning for the natural environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biodiversity at heart of ODA/LOCOG Sustainability Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>secure net gain in biodiversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure sustainability follow through at all venues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Secure mitigations (if needed) for mountain biking venue and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for temporary structures </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. London 2012: Cultural Olympiad 2007 Cultural Olympiad LOCOG 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW Launch
  8. 8. London 2012: Cultural Olympiad <ul><li>A means to achieve UK-wide reach </li></ul><ul><li>International Olympic Committee requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Values: </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate London and the whole of the UK welcoming the </li></ul><ul><li>world </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire and involve young people </li></ul><ul><li>Generate a positive legacy </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Plan applies to all activity </li></ul>
  9. 9. London 2012 : Cultural Olympiad UK Cultural Programme of local and regional events Ongoing celebration of the richness and diversity of the UK’s culture. Launch 26-28 th September Ceremonies Beijing handover ceremony Opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Major projects Top 10 national London 2012 endorsed by LOCOG Legacy Trust Lasting legacy for communities for sporting and cultural projects 41m BIG, Arts Council and DCMS funds to cross traditional boundaries Has commissioned single projects from regional advisory boards grants through national and regional (cultural) structures Inspire Mark Mark of London 2012 endorsement for exceptional projects Existing projects ‘going the extra mile’ Non-commercial brand
  10. 10. London 2012 : Cultural Olympiad <ul><li>Nations and Regions Group </li></ul><ul><li>9 representatives from English Regions </li></ul><ul><li>one from each of the home nations </li></ul><ul><li>Region and home nation task force </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Co-ordinators </li></ul><ul><li>vision and plan for making the most of the Games </li></ul><ul><li>working closely within RDA’s, cultural and sports sector </li></ul><ul><li>programme of meetings and events to engage </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Programmers </li></ul><ul><li>networking through culture and arts sectors in local authorities. </li></ul><ul><li>open to our influence and receptive to our sector becoming engaged. </li></ul>
  11. 11. London 2012 : Cultural Olympiad Creative Programmers: London- Five Host Boroughs Hadrian Garrard ( London – the rest Sarah Barnwell ( [email_address] ) South East Caterina Lorrigio ( South West Richard Crowe ( West Midlands Paul Kaynes ( [email_address] ) East Midlands Paul Brookes ( Yorkshire Tessa Gordziejko ( North West Debbi Lander ( North East Lorna Fulton ( Wales Gwyn Williams ( Northern Ireland Pat Wilson ( Scotland [email_address]
  12. 12. London 2012: Handover ceremony 2007 Cultural Olympiad LOCOG 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW Handover ceremony 8 minutes at close of Beijing Olympics Two minutes noise in the South West - Sunday – church bells Live Sites - major towns and cities - BBC managed
  13. 13. London 2012: Cultural Olympiad Launch 2007 Cultural Olympiad LOCOG 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW Launch - 26-28 th September 2008 Culture in the UK is open and welcomes the world Open Up programme - open to public, free of charge, to try something new - chance to promote to new audiences - free promotion through LOCOG
  14. 14. London 2012: Should we engage? 2007 Cultural Olympiad LOCOG 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW <ul><li>- DCMS definition of culture includes the natural environment </li></ul><ul><li>- Natural environment is a source of inspiration for culture and sport </li></ul><ul><li>Natural environment places can be venues for celebration </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape, coast and trails strong theme of UK Celebration </li></ul><ul><li>programme </li></ul><ul><li>- Free promotion to new audiences </li></ul>
  15. 15. London 2012: Major projects 2007 Cultural Olympiad LOCOG 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW Major Nationwide Projects Artists Taking the Lead Extraordinary Ability Stories of the World Young Futures 2012 Sounds: The Band A Festival of Carnivals Film and Video Nation Shakespeare Now Access All Areas
  16. 16. London 2012: Regional activity 2007 Cultural Olympiad LOCOG 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW <ul><li>UK Cultural Programme of local and regional events </li></ul><ul><li>Opened for business March 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Distinctive cultural programme across UK </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Programmers curate regional </li></ul><ul><li>Modest and carefully managed Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion towards 2012 </li></ul>
  17. 17. London 2012: South West Regional activity 2007 Cultural Olympiad LOCOG 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW <ul><li>THE EXTRA [ordinary] MILE….. The journey of a lifetime </li></ul><ul><li>Extraordinary journeys through the unique environments of the South West and beyond to find the source of rivers or across the ocean </li></ul><ul><li>People, Places, Spaces, Events, Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Specifics in Weymouth and Portland </li></ul><ul><li>Jurassic Coast Earth Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Health Pentathlon </li></ul><ul><li>Portland Legacy </li></ul><ul><li>Leading on applying Sustainability Plan </li></ul>
  18. 18. London 2012: Inspire Mark 2007 Cultural Olympiad LOCOG 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW <ul><li>Inspired by London 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>- Regional through Creative Programmer </li></ul><ul><li>National through DCMS </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>welcome the world </li></ul><ul><li>inspire and involve young people </li></ul><ul><li>leave a lasting and positive legacy </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>bring together culture and sport </li></ul><ul><li>encourage audiences to take part </li></ul><ul><li>animate and humanise public spaces </li></ul><ul><li>use culture and sport to raise sustainability, health and wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>honour and share values of Olympic and Paralympic Games </li></ul><ul><li>ignite cutting edge collaborations and innovations between communities and </li></ul><ul><li>cultural sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the learning, skills and personal development of young people by </li></ul><ul><li>linking with the education programme </li></ul>
  19. 19. London 2012: Some questions for you 2007 Cultural Olympiad LOCOG 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW Cultural Olympiad Launch Weekend Are the places/spaces in your taking part in the Open Up launch activity? Major Projects Are you aware of the existence of the Major Projects? Access All (Natural) Areas Potential for UK-wide activity to connect people to their natural environment Are you interested in taking part? Inspire Mark Do you have natural environment/outdoors projects going the ‘the extra mile’? UK Cultural Celebration of national and regional events Have you been invited to any meetings with your region’s creative programmer or given information about the proposals being discussed in your region?
  20. 20. London 2012: Volunteer Strategy 2007 Volunteers LOCOG 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW
  21. 21. London 2012: Volunteering Programme <ul><li>LOCOG still designing programme: </li></ul><ul><li>70,000 volunteers needed across a wide range of roles </li></ul><ul><li>sport - medical – language – press - accreditation – transport </li></ul><ul><li>- spectator services - technology </li></ul><ul><li>seen as means to engage communities across the UK </li></ul><ul><li>The offer, delivered through a regional programme, is: </li></ul><ul><li>training to highest standard </li></ul><ul><li>create new volunteering spirit </li></ul><ul><li>improved volunteer network as legacy </li></ul><ul><li>People can register interest now. </li></ul>
  22. 22. London 2012:Volunteering programme 2007 Volunteers LOCOG 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW <ul><li>Winning for the natural environment </li></ul><ul><li>Influence the Volunteering Strategy to: </li></ul><ul><li>- provide ‘third party’ information to people who register </li></ul><ul><li>secure Volunteer Legacy signposting to environmental </li></ul><ul><li>sector </li></ul><ul><li>propose ‘walking marshals’ as volunteer category </li></ul><ul><li>offer our Walk Leader training experience </li></ul>
  23. 23. London 2012: Test Events LOCOG 2007 Test Events LOCOG 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW Games <ul><li>Winning for the natural environment </li></ul><ul><li>Test </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility in and around venues – rights of way and national </li></ul><ul><li>trails </li></ul>
  24. 24. London 2012: Games Time 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW Legacy Games “ We have unique environmental assets from sea to coastline to trails to attract events and tourists.” Tessa Jowell, Olympics Minister “ Two thirds of the world’s population will be looking into our shop window.”
  25. 25. London 2012: Games Time 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW Legacy <ul><li>Winning for the natural environment </li></ul><ul><li>Promote </li></ul><ul><li>access to our natural environment </li></ul><ul><li>healthy living and volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with the Active Spectator Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Soft modes of travel from home/hotel to venue </li></ul><ul><li>walk the last two miles to the Olympic Park and to all venues </li></ul>Games
  26. 26. London 2012: Legacy 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW Legacy
  27. 27. London 2012: Legacy <ul><li>Legacy cuts across all aspects of London 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Physical, cultural, sporting and volunteering </li></ul><ul><li>Determination for this to be UK-wide – not just London </li></ul><ul><li>Legacy for London </li></ul><ul><li>Olympic Park in Legacy </li></ul><ul><li>- Masterplan for the Olympic Park (London Development Agency) </li></ul><ul><li>- Six greenways and walking route network </li></ul><ul><li>Lee Valley Regional Park Authority </li></ul><ul><li>- Regional sports and recreational facilities </li></ul><ul><li>- southern extension (10,000 acres) to Thames </li></ul><ul><li>London region to be physical activity exemplar </li></ul><ul><li>Legacy for regions </li></ul><ul><li>international sports venues </li></ul><ul><li>Legacy for physical activity </li></ul><ul><li>2 million people more active </li></ul>
  28. 28. London 2012: Legacy 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 NOW Legacy <ul><li>Winning for the natural environment </li></ul><ul><li>Net gain for the natural environment and access to it </li></ul><ul><li>- Biodiversity designed into the Olympic Park </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible walking and cycling routes in Olympic Park and all venues </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible ‘wild’ spaces and information within 2-4 miles of venues </li></ul><ul><li>project(s) awarded Inspire Mark </li></ul><ul><li>LOCOG Major project includes natural environment </li></ul><ul><li>National trail infrastructure investment </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal Access increased </li></ul><ul><li>- Green infrastructure increased and maintained </li></ul><ul><li>Significant contribution to Health Legacy </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to Volunteering Legacy </li></ul>
  29. 29. XXX Olympiad: the challenge International Olympic Committee Environment added to Sport and Culture as a third pillar of the Olympic Charter by the IOC in 1995. Strong signal that legacy matters to the Olympic brand. Challenge for the Government Secure, from the ‘greatest show on earth’ a tangible and quantifiable positive legacy for London and the UK Move the Olympic brand from beautification to environmentalism Challenge for Natural England Be a respected ‘critical friend’ and creative partner helping to achieve that aspiration
  30. 30. “ Not a town, city or village around the country that cannot derive benefits from the Olympic Games.” Tessa Jowell, Olympics Minister “ The Olympic Games has the opportunity to move budgets like no other event.” Seb Coe, Chair LOCOG London 2012
  31. 31. [email_address] 07900-608402 01242-521381 Contact