Designing for net zero – Local Authority Urban Design Forum 15 event report

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We hosted the 15th Local Authority Urban Design Forum event online on 1 March 2022. We have pulled together the learning below. The event was in three parts:

Net zero towns and cities

Fresh from the findings of the Just Transition Commission and Scotland’s ambitious Net Zero targets, how do we meet the challenges of preparing our towns and cities for a net zero future?

Retrofit and heritage

The UK has the oldest housing and building stock in Europe, how do we meet the challenges of preparing these buildings for our net zero targets?

A discussion on policy and approaches

Scottish Government’s Planning and Architecture Division provide an update on the urban design context and climate change implications in the Fourth National Planning Framework.

Explore more about the event by scrolling through the Sway presentation below.

The agenda was developed in collaboration with Emma Morton (Glasgow City Council) and Laura Robertson (Aberdeen City Council), with input from Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS). Over 100 professionals attended the online forum. 

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