Empowering Communities: The built environment touches almost every aspect of our lives. It makes sense to put people at the heart of design. Architecture and Design Scotland knows from experience how much better buildings and places are when the people who use them are actively involved in shaping them. We have focussed much of our work on making this happen.
A&DS supports communities by providing advice and support. We promote the benefits of community engagement and share examples of what others are doing to enable communities to learn from each other.
Are you a community group interested in accessing more information about how to make a difference in your place? Here are some of the ways we support Community Empowerment.
Place Standard: a service supporting communities and public services to work together to assess and improve the quality of a place.
Making Places: a pilot project to provide support for community placemaking projects across Scotland.
Town Centre Living: a design advice service on town centre living, initially looking at town centres as Caring Places for older people. We engage with a range of groups, including representatives of the third sector and caring communities.
Read our blogs about inspiring Community Projects here.
Get in Touch
If you are involved in a community project in Scotland and would like our support please get in touch with us.
We work to ensure that more people in Scotland:
- Involved in decisions that affect their places
- Benefit from well-designed buildings, places and spaces
- See how good design adds value to their lives