This year’s Design Skills Symposium will be based in Stirling, a city with a fantastic landscape and historic urban landscape setting. The theme of this year’s Symposium is ‘Delivering Better Places’ , building on research by A&DS, RICS, Scottish Centre for Regeneration and University of Glasgow and seeking to find responses to 2 key questions:
What is a liveable place?; and, How do we deliver liveable places?
Speaking today Jim MacDonald, A&DS’s Chief Executive said:
I am delighted to be able to announce the launch of our programme for the 2011 Design Skills Symposium. The success of last year’s event in Dundee was clear, with resounding feedback from our delegates confirming that they had learned practical skills that helped them in their job. This year’s event in Stirling is set to build on that success, offering a great opportunity for anyone involved in placemaking to gain new insight, inspiration and motivation on the theme of delivering better places for Scotland
The revised and extended programme for 2011 includes site visits, guest speakers, workshop sessions, feedback and social networking opportunities over the course of two and a half days. Thought provoking seminars will provide information and inspiration for workshop sessions, where delegates will work in multi-disciplinary teams, using practical skills to see concepts through to developed solutions for Stirling.
The Symposium has something to offer all those involved in making liveable places; architects, roads & transport engineers, developers, housebuilders, planners and all those involved in housing, regeneration, service delivery (including learning and health) and the wider community. Satisfaction rates from the broad range of professions attending the 2010 symposium were very high with over 80% of delegates rating the event ‘good’ or ‘very good’.