Masterclass: Density Done Well and Walkable Communities

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Join the Density Done Well and Walkable Communities masterclass to learn about the creation of crucial walkable communities with an international expert. Good quality walking environments are vital to encourage people to walk more in their daily lives. The smart design of our towns and cities including urban density has benefits for our social, mental and physical health as well as our environment and economy.

Event host: Craig McLaren, Director of the Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland

Craig McLaren will host this unique event bringing local perspectives to the topics of Density Done Well and Walkable Communities in Scotland.

Masterclass lead by Brent Toderian

Internationally respected practitioner Brent Toderian is leading this masterclass addressing the critical elements of doing density successfully. There will be a particular emphasis on multi-modal city-making and designing walkable communities at any scale.

Brent Toderian is an expert in advanced urbanism, city planning and urban design. He is former Chief Planner for Vancouver, Canada.

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Who should attend?

  • Planners and architecture professionals working in urban planning, regeneration, housing or transport
  • Practitioners, academics and professionals working in health disciplines who need to understand critical planning decisions involved in creating environments for a healthy population
  • Those working to promote active and sustainable transport

Date: 24 October 2017
Time: 10.00 – 16.30
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Edinburgh
Organiser: Paths for All
Price: £135
Booking: tickets can be purchased online
Event Partners: Architecture and Design Scotland, NHS Health Scotland, Paths for All, RTPI Scotland, Scotland’s Towns Partnership, Scottish Government Planning and Transport Scotland.

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