Conference: Future Planning – Designing Places in a Climate Emergency

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08-10-2019 - 08-10-2019 0900 - 1700 University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow View on map

Future Planning: Designing Places in a Climate Emergency

Tuesday 8th October 2019, University of Strathclyde Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow

Continuing trends towards urbanisation and the pressing realities of a climate emergency require us to urgently re-evaluate how we plan, design and build the ways we live in and move around our urban environments. For a future-proofed, long-term approach to planning and delivery, resilience, liveability, and sustainability must become the essential building blocks of our towns and cities. This is supported by steps to apply the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019, on-going public health reform work, the Vacant & Derelict Land Initiative, and changing population demographics. By bringing together key stakeholders and agencies across the planning, housing and built environment sectors, and showcasing practical examples via our presenters and panellists, this event will consider:

  • What does future proofing mean, and what is the need for it?
  • What is the role of masterplanning in planning and designing future proofed places?
  • How do we practically deliver on this?
  • How do we work together to better protect, adapt, evaluate and maintain what we deliver?

This event counts towards CPD provision for planners and is part of the Planning Skills Series.

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Organised by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage’s Green Infrastructure Fund.

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