Join us for a free one-day learning event to explore how communities have used vacant spaces to transform their places. Learn how these projects support town centre regeneration and find out more about the future policy direction. Hear from local authorities, Scottish Government, community groups and others on the impact of the Stalled Spaces Scotland project and how it supports community empowerment.
Held in the beautiful Paisley Town Hall, the event will bring you presentations on the key lessons and achievements from the Stalled Spaces Scotland programme, as well as inviting you to participate in fast-paced information sharing sessions to learn from those who have driven projects across Scotland – providing you with plenty of knowledge and seeds of inspiration.
Stalled Spaces Scotland was inspired by Glasgow City Council’s Stalled Spaces, and funded by the Scottish Government under the Legacy2014 programme. Launched in 2014 is has been delivered by Architecture and Design Scotland and has supported 50 projects in seven local authority areas.
As part of the Seeding Success event we will launch a Stalled Spaces Scotland toolkit, to help other communities and local authorities to develop their own projects to bring life back into stalled or vacant spaces.
We will announce a full list of speakers and running order in the weeks leading up to the event, but if you are involved in policy, community groups, town centres or regeneration or interested in creating your own response to a stalled space sign up today to join this free and inspirational event.
SEEDING SUCCESS: Event Programme
9:30–10:00Registration for delegates
10:00–10:05 Diarmaid Lawlor – A&DS Director of Place
10:05–10:20 Ian Gilzean – Chief Architect, The Scottish Government.
Setting the Context
10:20–10:45 The Renfrewshire Story with Stuart Graham, Iain Cunningham and Tommy McGrory.
10:45–11:00 Lesley Riddell Robertson – A&DS Stalled Spaces Scotland Project Manager reviews the project and presents the Stalled Spaces Scotland Toolkit.
11:00–11:10 David Cowan – Head of Regeneration Unit, The Scottish Government.
A fast paced information sharing session to hear about projects from around the country. You will change groups 4 times and spend 20mins with each of your chosen projects, which are:
1. East Dunbartonshire Council – Frances Toner
2. Agyle and Bute Council – Lorna Pearce
3. Fife Council – Andrew Walker
4. West End Growing Grounds Association –John Wilby
5. Renfrew Development Trust – Vivienne Middleton
6. Loud n Proud – Tommy McGrory
7. Engage Renfrewshire – Iain Cunningham
8. Town Centre Living – Steve Malone
9. Maintaining Momentum – Heather Calridge and Zeba Aziz
10. Tesco Bags of Help Community Funding – Emma Halliday
12:30–13:30 A complimentary lunch will be served.
Delegates have the option to join a 30 minute walking tour of Paisley town centre to hear about Paisley 2021 and onging town centre developments, the tour will be led by Alasdair Morrison from Renfrewshire Council. The Cultural Lunch has been supported by Paisley 2021.
Action: Seeding Success
13:30–13:40 Phil Prentice from Scotland’s Towns Partnership talks about Town Centre opportunities.
13:40–14:00 Andy Milne from SURF talks about Future opportunities for communities to extend the impacts of Stalled Spaces.
14:00–14:40 Seeding Success Panel Discussion
14:40–15:00 Networking and Refreshments
15:00–15:15 Action Summary by Diarmaid Lawlor
15:15–15:45 Carol Hayes – Givrum
GivRum sees the city as a democratic space, where the urban development concerns the people who use, move around in and live within it. Carol will discuss GivRum’s approach through key projects in Denmark, as well as their ongoing international project City Link – connecting the cities of Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Istanbul.
15:45–16:00 Q&A followed by event close