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Date & time: Tuesday, 10 September 2019 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Venue: 9 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD
In the 50th anniversary year of the Skeffington Report, this seminar with RSA and A&DS explores opportunities and challenges of community engagement in planning and urban design. Dr Oliver Escobar (University of Edinburgh) presents recent research on ‘democratic innovations to counter the democratic recession’, using examples from Europe and North America. With the introduction of Local Place Plans in the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019, Julia Frost (PAS and RTPI Convenor) discusses recent experiences of charrettes for facilitating local place-planning. Irene Beautyman (Improvement Service) explores how the skills gap for planners and elected members can be overcome ensuring effective community engagement.