There is a need to raise expectation and aspiration that cannot be met by education and research alone: a ‘good place’ has to be experienced. This highlights the need to ‘go and see’ at home and abroad. Since 2006, Sust. has run a number of study tours to visit exemplar sustainable communities in northern Europe.
These tours are primarily designed for private sector developers, local authority officers, housing association staff, architects, planners and representatives of The Scottish Government and NDPBs.
Places visited include expos and housing fairs in Finland, Sweden and Denmark. The video below shows highlights of the things that we saw.