Greening Dunfermline Town Centre - A placemaking approach driven by greenspace and public spaces led and facilitated by young people
This is a pilot project funded and supported by the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Planning Pilots Programme,that uses innovative approaches to community engagement and placemaking.
For the pilot, Greenspace Scotland have been working with Youth Scotland, Youth First and the Fife Youth Advisory Group on a placemaking project to improve the town centre in Dunfermline. The project trained and empowered young people to develop their role in leading place change. It used innovative approaches to engage people in planning and delivering town centre improvements. The young people used the tools; the Place Standard and the Town Centre Toolkit , which led to working with the local community to identify opportunities for urban greening and increasing the connections between local greenspaces and the town centre, and making it a more attractive and enjoyable place.