A&DS is developing a design advice service on town centre living, initially looking at town centres as Caring Places for older people.
We work with partners to ensure that design becomes central to how we plan our places - to demonstrate the value of design.
A&DS supports communities, providing advice and support and we promote the benefits of community engagement and share examples of good work.
Making Places: We are currently undertaking a pilot project to provide support for community placemaking projects across Scotland.
Local Design Review panels seek to add to advice offered by local authorities, creating a platform for a variety of local voices.
The Local Authority Urban Design offers practitioners a space to share practice and common issues and networking around urban design.
Town Centre Living: How we can use design to help create a caring place? What value does design bring? Join the conversation!
Information for communities about how Architecture and Design Scotland gets involved in the development of places across Scotland.
The Place Standard tool provides a simple framework to structure conversations about place. Read more about our work to encourage the use of the tool.