Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS) has launched its most recent publication ‘People, Places and Planet’ at a meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment.
The publication is A&DS’s position paper on sustainable development and it seeks to promote debate and to set out a clear basis for understanding how the principles of sustainability, applied to the process of place-making, can deliver improvements to our built environment.
Speaking after the Launch A&DS Chief Executive Sebastian Tombs said that:
“Climate change is arguably the biggest problem facing our world today and if it is to be tackled it requires all of us to play our part. ‘People, Places and Planet’ aims to provide useful information for both place-makers and policy-makers on the steps that they can take to help make Scotland a sustainable nation.
“The publication makes clear that creating sustainable places is about much more that creating greener buildings. It outlines the challenges that the public and private sectors must face to deliver real sustainable development. We also highlight in the publication the steps A&DS itself is taking in play our part in realising a better future for Scotland.”
A&DS will also be seeking the views of place-makers and policy-makers on the contents of ‘People, Places and Planet’. A&DS will be looking to receive responses by the end of June 2009.