Architecture and Design Scotland recently undertook an exploration into designing for a changing climate, where practitioners use a whole place approach to meet the net zero carbon challenge. Through rethinking how we move about, how we live, how we support town centres and how we become more self-sufficient, we can consider the different ways to address carbon emissions, as well as climate adaptation.
We spent the past year working in four local authorities to pilot Carbon Conscious Places. We have used four scales of places – an urban neighbourhood, a city centre, a town and a rural community to illustrate what Scotland in 2050 could look like if we work together and support a holistic approach to designing for the changing climate and delivering on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Each example shows a combination of measures to reduce, repurpose and absorb carbon and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Find the main report on Designing for a Changing Climate here.