Places where People Want to Be – Are We Serious?

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Architecture+Design Scotland supported a Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment event held in the Parliament on February 1st 2012. The event was attended by many of those involved in the built environment in Scotland and included representatives from the professions and government agencies.

The evening was an opportunity to celebrate the good places that have been created in Scotland and to explore the wide range of aspects social, economic and environmental that influence the creation of a good place.

To reflect this Space Unlimited, a Scottish Social Enterprise that specialises in helping organisations to hear the authentic voice of young people, were invited to contribute to the event. They erected a ‘market stall’ of display material to initiate conversations about creating places where people want to be amongst a group of pupils from Beeslack Community High School in Penicuik and the invited attendees.

The young people got together after the event to reflect on the conversations and the Cross Party group and a written record of their thoughts, dialogue and ideas for the future has been produced. The record, “Places where People Want to Be – Are We Serious?” is downloadable here.

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