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Parklets are small parts of residential streets reclaimed by the community for people to stop, rest and enjoy.

Here, walking charity Living Streets looks at the part parklets can play in transforming our streets through the lens of a truly inspirational community campaign.

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The Healthy New Towns programme worked with 10 demonstrator sites across England to explore how the development of new places could create healthier and connected communities with integrated and high-quality services. Putting Health into Place, our learning from the programme, is outlined across 10 principles in the below publications.

Access the executive summary and ten learning principles here

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Living Streets Scotland recently ran an innovative programme with Perth and Kinross Council (PKC), testing inclusive approaches to street design and management. The programme is a response of the Council to a significant increase of requests for street improvements and explores ways how to prioritise requests from people with disabilities and walking impairments.

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The Scottish Government, Architecture and Design Scotland and NHS Health Scotland have been working in partnership to develop the  Place Standard tool to support the delivery of high quality public places, which can help to reduce health inequalities. The tool will support communities and the public and private sectors to work together to deliver high quality, sustainable places.

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CoMoUK have developed several case studies which promote the benefits of shared transport and how shared transport can be used.  

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SURF’s annual awards process is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government. It is open to all community regeneration projects in Scotland that are currently in place or that have been completed within two years of the closing date. 

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Can Do Places are a network focused on capturing placemaking stories – the good, bad and the difficult - and sharing them with like minded people.

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The Scottish Borders Climate Resilient Communities Project (SBCRC) used action research to improve understanding and approaches to building climate resilience in Scotland. 

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There is a list of case studies of successful re-use and repair centres in Scottish towns in this Zero Waste Scotland newsletter. Read more here

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Sustrans Scotland‘s Community Links grant programme provides grant funding to local authorities, statutory bodies and educational institutions for the creation of cycle network infrastructure for everyday journeys.

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