June 03, 2015 at 1pm - 4:30pm

Local V Global - A Town Centre Regeneration Story with Can Do Towns - a great opportunity to hear about the successful programme which is delivering two key Scottish Government policies in our communities and towns - Scotland Can Do and the Town Centre Action Plan.

In the fight to regenerate our town centres we need our local communities to take the lead and create new opportunities for a new breed of entrepreneur.

Can Do Towns was born out of a conversation about breathing new life into our town centres and how we can create a more enterprising Scotland. The starting point was that "our towns have become innovation free zones". This was followed up by a variety of other comments including "if cheaper rates and easier parking are the solutions what was the problem in the first place?"

In the fight to regenerate our town centres we need our local communities to take the lead and create new opportunities for a new breed of entrepreneur.

Can Do Towns worked with Business Improvement Districts, Development Trust Associations and community activists. The starting point was doing something different with much loved places and spaces. The result was an enterprise journey for nearly fifteen town groupings as they started considering purchasing or taking over redundant buildings and turning them into something different.

In this Enterprise Talk Oot #1 we will hear directly from some of the participants as they negotiated:

1. Their community right to buy;
2. How to convert buildings into collaborative work space;
3. How they can create new economic opportunities for their local area, and addressing the fact that both our towns and our economies need something radically different;
4. The reality of a bottom up project;
5. Creating a sustainable project that keeps the money in the local area and is there for the long term.

Relevant to anyone with an interest in local economic development, community empowerment, place based entrepreneurship, innovation and inclusiveness, collaborative economy, and globalisation.

To register click HERE. Places are limited so book your place now!

WHEN
June 03, 2015 at 1pm - 4:30pm
WHERE
The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Ln
Glasgow G1 3NU
United Kingdom
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CONTACT
Fiona Colquhoun · · 07795 180 964
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