Planning for Wellbeing

20 Jan 2016

How can the planning system contribute to wellbeing in a fairer Scotland?

18:00-19:30, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, National Galleries of Scotland, The Mound, Edinburgh

An evening discussion with Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights, Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Public Health, University of Strathclyde, Nick Wright, Convenor RTPI Scotland and chaired by Petra Biberbach, Chief Executive PAS.

Now seems the right time to continue a discussion started at BEFS 2014 Annual Lecture by Sir Harry Burns, the then Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, about the contribution the built environment makes to wellbeing. Subsequently the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and Architecture & Design Scotland have launched the Place Standard.

In the context of the Fairer Scotland project this evening is an opportunity to consider what the planning system can deliver for communities. Following the panel’s discussion the audience will be invited to participate and if you have a question for them to consider let us know via email.