This event was originally due to take place in early April 2020, but had to be changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are now pleased to be able to present some of the content that you would have been able to see at the event. We invite you to watch our World Cafe speakers, add your comments, questions and feedback using it as an online learning opportunity. Please let us know if you have any questions and keep an eye out for further content.
The event and resources aim to explore:
- How do we plan, design and develop places to effectively respond to a changing climate, reduce carbon emissions and improve people’s lives across Scotland?
- Why should we put place and health at the centre of our approach to achieving a net-zero carbon Scotland?
- What does a low carbon, climate considerate place look like?
- How can we use design to help create a healthy and climate-ready place?
Architecture and Design Scotland invites you to explore how to plan places to make a step change in responding to the climate crisis and meeting the national carbon reduction targets. With this range of resources we will take a creative look at how we can use design and collaborative placemaking to shape places that are climate ready, healthier, happier and support low carbon lifestyles.
Online Learning Resources
Thank you to all our collaborators who have responded in such a positive way to the changing situation and helping us create this online learning resource.
Live Event Video – Public Sector Client Forum 9 June 2020
The Public Sector Client Forum event took place on Tuesday 9 June. Chaired by Ben Twist, Director of Creative Carbon Scotland, this online event took a creative look at how we can use design and collaborative placemaking to shape places that are climate ready, healthier, happier and support low carbon lifestyles.
We hosted the event using Microsoft Teams Live. Above is a recording of the event.
The speakers have delivered their presentations with voice overs. These have been converted to video to allow access from as many devices as possible. You can view and listen to the presentations by clicking on the links below videos.
1) Welcome and Introduction to A&DS work on decarbonisation – Presentation by Jim MacDonald, A&DS
What is the Place Principle and how could planning help us tackle the Climate Emergency?
2) Climate Resilient Communities – Nadine Andrews, Scottish Government
In advance of the online event, event chair Ben Twist, Creative Carbon Scotland, “met” Jim MacDonald, Chief Executive of A&DS, online to discuss the topics of the Public Sector Client Forum. The interview – broken in to broad topics – is available here.
World Cafe Sessions
The speakers that would have delivered the World Cafe have delivered their presentations with voice overs. These have been converted to video to allow access from as many devices as possible. You can view and listen to the presentations by clicking on the links below videos.
An important part of the World Cafe is hearing from you – do you have examples of projects or experience of similar issues? Please let us know and we will share with the “participants” in this Public Sector Client Forum.
Storytelling – Dr Alette Willis
We will explore how stories connect people to places and inform their attitudes, values and behaviours. Building on these insights, we will look at the role storytelling can play in shaping places and communities now and into the future. Techniques and best practices in story work will be shared.
Foresterhill Project – Presentation by Martin Faulkner, SNH
Foresterhill (aka Aberdeen Royal Infirmary) is Europe’s largest hospital campus. Outside the hospital building is dominated by vehicle circulation. The erz masterplan is a huge change and in the process of becoming reality. What have been the challenges that will make this all worthwhile for patients, staff and downstream in Aberdeen?
A Circular Economy Approach to Designing for a Changing Climate – Presentation by Clive Bowman, Zero Waste Scotland
What is a circular economy and why should we consider it in the design of places? We’ll help to draw out the benefits of taking a more ‘circular’ approach and how it connects to tackling the climate emergency and reducing carbon emissions and share learnings from our place-based circular economy projects.
The Woodside Multi-storey flats – Presentation by Rupert Daly, Collective Architecture
The Woodside Multi-storey flats project with Queens Cross Housing Association – explored the viability of retaining a series of three 1960’s tower blocks in Glasgow’s West End, and whether these might be refurbished to Passivhaus Standards. One of the key aims of the project was to mitigate fuel poverty for approx. 800 residents and transform the existing housing into a desirable and socially sustainable place to live.
Deveron Projects. – Presentation by Claudia Zeiske
Deveron Projects is an arts organisation based in Huntly, a market town in the north east of Scotland with a population of 4,500. We have worked here with the history, context and identity of the town since 1995. Working with the town is the venue methodology, we create projects that connect artists, communities and places.
A Place in Childhood (APiC) – Dr Jenny Wood and Dr Jamie Hamilton
This session explores engaging the next generation in producing and advancing their own local climate action plans. It draws on APiC’s learnings from developing a Place Standard Tool for and with Scottish children, and a new programme (in development) to enable schoolchildren to develop climate action plans as a part of the Curriculum.
The Cargo Bike Library – MJ Somerville, Sustrans
The event on Designing for a Changing Climate forms part of our Public Sector Clients Forum series and follows a previous event on Intergenerational Housing & Age Friendly Places in June 2019. The aim of the Public Sector Client Forum is to bring together a range of public sector, third sector and private sector representative bodies.
(Updated 9 June 2020)