Planning, place and 20 minute neighbourhoods in Scotland: What is the recipe for success?
Session 1: Understanding the strategic policy context
- 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?
- 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
- '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
- 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
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Great content from all speakers but Duncan MacLennan especially gives the "big picture" better than anyone else in housing.