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Planning, place and 20 minute neighbourhoods in Scotland: What is the recipe for success?


09:25  Chair's opening remarks
Donald Anderson, Director, Playfair Scotland
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Session 1: Understanding the strategic policy context

09:30  Planning as an effective strategic enabler in the place context
Dr Fiona Simpson, Chief Planner, The Scottish Government

  • Planning as a strategic enabler
  • What does the Scottish Government want to see take place?
  • How should planning support the development of place?

09:45  NPF4, place and the 20 minute neighbourhood opportunity
Stefano Smith, Director, Stefano Smith Planning 

  • Understanding NPF4 and its relationship to local development
  • Connecting national planning to local place delivery
  • What should a seamless approach to planning supporting 20 minute neighbourhoods look like?

10:00  Why do 20 minute neighbourhoods matter and what should we be aiming for?
Petra Biberbach, Chief Executive, PAS 
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  • How did we get here? A perspective on the journery to 20 minute neighbourhood policy
  • What can we learn from those who have successfully achieved 20 minute neighbourhoods?
  • Aiming for success – key objectives 

10:15  Question and answer session

10:30  Comfort Break

Session 2: Effective process to support placemaking and 20 minute neighbourhoods

10:45  Place development: It takes a village to make a village
Diarmaid Lawlor, Associate Director – Place, Scottish Futures Trust
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  • 'Nothing about us without us' – community-led change
  • The key building blocks – people, services, infrastructure
  • What works?

11:00  Getting the place components right: Understanding what matters    
Stef O'Gorman, Director of Sustainable Economics, Ramboll Group

  • What makes a 20 minute neighbourhood work?
  • The potential in Scotland and the opportunities and threats in front of us
  • Learning from what we already know, identifying what we still need to learn

11:15 Collaboration, place and purpose
Sam Cassels, Place Principle Advisor, Scottish Government

  • Understanding place principles and purpose
  • Effective collaboration – who, how and where?
  • Sharing good practice and finding beacons

11:30  Question and answer session

11:45  Comfort Break

Session 3: Moving from planning to delivery

12:00  Working with people to shape how their neighbourhoods should be
Daisy Narayanan, Head of Placemaking and Mobility, City of Edinburgh Council 

  • Fundamentals of meaningful community engagement
  • Reshaping neighbourhoods – how much is possible?
  • Lessons from home and abroad

12:15  Re-thinking and re-making place: What matters in delivering regeneration?
Graham Ross, Chief Executive, Austin-Smith:Lord

  • The challenge of regeneration after Covid and amid economic turmoil
  • Rethinking places at scale and locally – making sure the macro works with the micro
  • Achieving 20 minute neighbourhoods – regeneration, resilience and rebuilding 

12:30  Getting down to the detail of delivery
Jenna Monteith, Senior Associate, Brodies LLP
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  • Partnership between stakeholders to develop and deliver innovative solutions to practical problems
  • The qualities of successful places – the challenge of knitting place principle into delivery
  • The art of translating strategic objectives into the the detail of local delivery of structures and services

12:45  Question and answer session

13:00  Chair's closing remarks
Donald Anderson, Director, Playfair Scotland
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Great content from all speakers but Duncan MacLennan especially gives the "big picture" better than anyone else in housing.

Harvey Woodward, Dunedin Canmore,
Delegate at Housing Conference 2015