As part of Scotland’s Towns Week, the Academy and its partners are holding a one-and-a-half day event focusing on changing neighbourhoods, following the success of the 2016 event Streets Beyond – Beyond Streets.
Drawing from national and international examples, including contributions from some of the Academy’s Great Neighbourhood Award finalists, the aim is to explore the physical, social and economic attributes that make for successful neighbourhoods. Using lessons from ‘established’ exemplars, we aim to identify factors that can help regenerate existing neighbourhoods and making new neighbourhoods and estates more ‘liveable’.
At this stage our partners and sponsors include University of Dundee, The Scottish Government, the Carnegie Trust, Sustrans, Scotland’s Towns Partnership, CECHR, RTPI Scotland, Architecture Design Scotland and Kevin Murray Associates
|Day One – 22 November 2017
Study trip to Broughty Ferry
AoU Neighbourhood Finalist
|13.30||Assemble at Broughty Ferry Library to register (make your own way)|
Welcome and Presentation
Nicoll Russell Architects and Chair, Broughty in Bloom
Visit to Broughty Ferry
Tour with local group
|17.00-18.00||Visit to Dundee Waterfront – optional|
|Day Two – 23 November 2017
There Goes the Neighbourhood
1st AoU Neighbourhood Summit
Venue: West Park, 319 Perth Road, Dundee , DD2 1NN
|08.45||Registration and Coffee|
Introduction and Welcome
John Rowan, Kevin Murray AoU and Dr Husam AlWaer AoU
What Are Exemplar Neighbourhoods? Can They be Created?
Richard Guise AoU, Lead Neighbourhood Assessor
Director, Context 4d
Turning Twechar Around
Val Leslie, Places for People
Connecting and Reinforcing Neighbourhoods
Chris Breslin, Scottish Canals
|11.00||Break and Networking Discussions|
The Challenge of Creating New Communities
David Rudlin AoU, Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
Lessons from existing communities lightning talks
Broughty Ferry: Jan McTaggart, Broughty Ferry Traders Association
Town Centre Living in Scotland – Lessons from Arbroath
Diarmaid Lawlor AoU, Kirsty Macari AoU
Five immersive inquiry discussions, with different lead themes on lessons for new communities and regenerating neighbourhoods
(1) Mix of housing, demography, including co-housing
(2) Role of schools, health facilities and catchments
(3) Local institutions, partnerships, societies, events
(4) Heritage, identity, conservation and environment
(5) Community empowerment mechanisms – legal, financial, land, buildings
|15.30||Afternoon Tea / Coffee Break|
International Keynote Speaker
Rob St Mary, Patronicity, Detroit, USA
|16.40||Discussion and Close – Headline Takeaway Points|
Numbers for this event are capped, so please register early to avoid disappointment.
The fee includes conference attendance, printed materials, refreshments and lunch and a final drinks reception.
General ticket: £60.00
Students and Young Urbanists: £30.00
Discounted fee available until 7th November 2017. Group Discounts are available on request. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Discounted Flights between London Stansted and Dundee
Loganair is offering an exclusive up to 30% discount to delegates travelling between London Stansted and Dundee for this conference. Please book at loganair.co.uk quoting promotional code, NSDND, for travel between 20 November 2017 and 26 November 2017. Please click here to book.
We are pleased through the Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau to be able to offer discounted local accommodation. Click here for more information.
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We very much look forward to seeing you in Dundee for what will be a very special event.