RTPI: The Road to COP26 Glasgow: What difference can planners make?

Thu. 15 Apr 2021



Time: 4.00pm - 5.00pm

As Glasgow prepares to host COP26, this event brings together two speakers who are working across Scotland on strategies and programmes which have the potential to shape change at the regional and local level.

The global challenges which COP26 will grapple with translate into important challenges for planners. COP26 is billed as the last chance to take climate action. Related to this, spatial planning must support sustainable economic recovery while tackling inequality, accelerate progress towards net zero carbon, build resilience, and reverse habitat and biodiversity loss.

Kit England (Climate Ready Clyde Manager) is currently leading on the development of Glasgow City Region’s first Climate Adaptation Strategy (CAS). The strategy will seek to ensure Glasgow City Region’s economy, society and environment is not only prepared for, but continues to flourish in the face of the impacts arising from the climate crisis. Kit will discuss the work of Climate Ready Clyde, the Climate Adaptation Strategy, and what it means for spatial planning in the City Region.

Gerard O’Brien (Architecture & Design Scotland Senior Design officer) has worked across Scotland on the ADS Designing for a Changing Climate: Creating Carbon Conscious Places programme. This programme sets out proposals on how the planning of our settlements can contribute to the action needed to address the impacts of the climate emergency. Gerard will discuss the programme, its findings, and how planners can put it into practice.

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