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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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The Carnegie UK Trust has published a report with insights from the organisation’s TestTown project, undertaken over the last 4 years. The report shares details on what has been done; what has been achieved; tips and templates to replicate or repurpose their ideas; and advice from those who have been involved. The report can be downloaded on the Test Town web page.

Below, CUKT outlines how the report and online portal on Test Towns can benefit those working to improve towns across the country.

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At the heart of the Village SOS campaign are the communities and projects across the UK who are sharing their stories so that others can learn from their experiences. The links below provide examples of community action projects and initiatives that could help to inspire your project. Access Village SOS Success Stories here

Throughout the Village SOS campaign, you can be part of the conversation, join in debates and interact with others who are working on similar projects to you via the Big Lottery Fund online Community. Sign up for FREE by clicking on the link and join in now. 

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