MacKay Hannah

Data driven placemaking: how to deliver innovation with data


10:00 Chair's opening remarks
Catherine Topley, Chief Executive, Scottish Canals

10:05 Designing and delivering better public services using data
Diarmaid Lawlor, Associate Director – Place, Scottish Futures Trust
SFT_Scotland UrbScotland

  • What is the purpose of placemaking?
  • Placemaking and public services design and re-design
  • Using data informed decision making to empower communities and service deliverers

10:20 The role of data in placemaking for more prosperous, competitive places
Yalena Coleman, Solution Architect, Connected Places Catapult 

  • How can data based placemaking promote prosperity?
  • Reflecting upon where data-based approaches have worked
  • Getting serious about using data, where should you start?

10:35 Placemaking, data and a new idea of local
Gemma Cassells, Lead Strategist – City Region Deal, Data Driven Innovation Initiative, University of Edinburgh

  • What does successful data based placemaking look like?
  • Collecting, managing and using data effectively
  • What works and insights from delivery

10:50-11:00 Discussion and Q&A
Catherine Topley, Chief Executive, Scottish Canals

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Doreen Redfern - Arbroath Academy,
Delegate Closing Scotland's Education Poverty and Attainment Gap