April 25, 2018 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Architecture & Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, Edinburgh

With participation from: Scottish Government Planning & Architecture, RTPI Scotland, PAS, Scotland's Towns Partnership, Cycling Scotland, Living Streets Scotland, greenspace scotland, and Generations Working Together. 

Join Scotland’s Towns Partnership, the Scottish Government’s Principle Architect, and a wide range of placemaking experts on 25th April to discuss the importance of creating and promoting spaces for active and healthy communities; encouraging people to engage with the places they live in; and the potential for added-value for the local economy.    

Key features of this interactive learning workshop include:

  • Expert context speakers on national support and advice from PAS, Scotland’s Towns Partnership and RTPI Scotland.
  • Practical planning toolkit exercise by Sandy Robinson, Principal Architect at Scottish Government.
  • Town surgery sessions - seek out solutions and ideas for your town with Cycling Scotland, Living Streets Scotland, greenspace scotland and Generations Working Together. 
  • Exchange news and ideas with Scotland’s towns community of practitioners.

Attendance is free for STP members, and £50+VAT for non-members. Not a member? Join now and enjoy all-year-round access to free learning events; being part of a community of practitioners; and a range of toolkits and funding supports!  


This workshop is now at maximum capacity. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Alison Jones



13:30​   Coffee

14:00    Welcome: Scotland’s Towns Partnership

Phil Prentice, Chief Executive, Scotland’s Towns Partnership (Event Chair)

Phil will update on the work of STP and share the range of resources, supports and partners available to help your town.

14:05   Planning for Place

Kate Houghton, Policy and Practice Officer, RTPI Scotland

Discussing the importance of delivering the type of places in which people can thrive and planning’s proactive contribution to this.

14:20    People and Place: Encouraging People to Engage with the Places they Live In

David McAllister, Manager – Communications, PAS

PAS helps people to engage with the places they live in; providing impartial planning advice, training, education programmes, facilitation, community visioning and awareness-raising to ensure everyone has a voice in creating positive communities.

14:35   The Place Standard Tool – An Introduction and How-to Session

Sandy Robinson, Principal Architect at Planning & Architecture, Scottish Government

The Place Standard Tool is free to use and available on the Scotland’s Towns website. It was developed to help structure the necessary conversations between planners and communities to create places and spaces that promote good health and reduce health inequalities. John will give an introduction to the tool and carry out a practical exercise in how to use it.

14:55   Q & A

15:10    Coffee Top up

15:20   Quickfire Intros to our Surgery Experts

15:25    Surgery Sessions. Experts move on to next group every 15 minutes.

  • Cycling Scotland - Kath Brough, Behaviour Change Manager
  • Generations Working Together - Kate Samuels, Communications and Policy Assistant 
  • greenspace scotland - Ea O’Neill, Programme Manager
  • Living Streets Scotland - Penny Morriss, Project Coordinator (Communities)

16:30    Close

*May be subject to change.

April 25, 2018 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Architecture & Design Scotland, 9 Bakehouse Close, Edinburgh
Sponsored by Supporting Scotland's Towns
Sponsored By Supporting Scotland's Towns