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Future planning: designing places in a climate emergency

Tuesday 8 October, University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow. 

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Continuing trends towards urbanisation and the pressing realities of a climate emergency require us to urgently revaluate how we plan, design and build the ways we live in and move around our urban environments. For a future-proofed, long-term approach to planning and delivery, resilience, liveability, and sustainability must become the essential building blocks of our towns and cities. This is supported by concurrent changes to the Scottish Planning Bill, on-going public health reform work, the Vacant and Derelict Land Initiative, and changing population demographics.

By bringing together key stakeholders and agencies across the planning, housing and built environment sectors, and showcasing practical examples via our presenters and panellists, this event will consider:

  • What does future-proofing mean and what is the need for it?
  • What is the role of master planning in planning and designing future proofed places?
  • How do we practically deliver on this?
  • How do we work together to better protect, adapt, evaluate and maintain what we deliver?
  • This event counts towards CPD provision for planners and is part of the Planning Skills Series.

To find out more and book the Ecosystems Knowledge Network website. For all enquiries, contact conference@ecosystemsknowledge.net

Organised by the Ecosystems Knowledge Network in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage’s Green Infrastructure Fund.