Future-proof, diverse, integrated communities for changing demographics
The built environment must become more responsive to the changing needs within communities such as the urgent lack of housing options for younger and older people, recognise the changing demographics that will shape Scotland in the future, and address the economic and social needs of communities and varied social groups . In order to deliver innovative solutions to our current and future problems, we need to develop new approaches. Interest is growing within communities and across the third and public sectors for alternative approaches to housing delivery and for the creation of integrated communities which allow diversity to flourish. Co-housing, self-build and modular construction constitute a large percentage of housing elsewhere in Europe and have the potential to create a positive impact on the social, environmental, cultural and economic wellbeing of communities here in Scotland.
This conference will explore how a greater focus on innovative, sustainable and community-led planning can support both the development and future-proofing of communities, as well as seeking to influence changes in public policy, by an evolutionary approach to placemaking and the future of Scottish society.
Confirmed speakers include:
Bruce Whyte, Public Health Programme Manager, Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Phil Prentice, Chief Executive, Scotland’s Towns Partnership
Craig McLaren, Scotland Director, RTPI
Petra Biberbach, Chief Executive, PAS
Margaret Fraser, Regeneration Manager, ng homes
Kirstin Taylor, Director, LDA Design
Prof. Branka Dimitrijevic, Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde
RIAS have organised a discounted delegate rate of just £85 for our members, partners and colleagues; simply use the promotion code (email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the code) when booking your place. You can find further information and book your place here:http://impactengagement.co.uk/changingpop2019/
10:00am - 3:00pm