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RTPI Scotland Centenary Conference

Planning for Legacy: Sustainability and Resilience for Long Term Benefit

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 at 9:30AM - 4:45PM
The Emirates Arena, 1000 London Road, Glasgow, G40 3HG
£125+VAT RTPI Members/Licentiates; £150+VAT Non Members
£30+VAT (limited spaces for students/unemployed members
RTPI Scotland


This year sees the RTPI celebrate its centenary and the legacy that the planners, planning and the planning system have left for people and places across the world.  Given this, RTPI Scotland is focussing its annual conference on how the profession can ensure that legacy is generated from different projects to ensure that we have sustainable and resilient places that benefit people in the long term.  This will look at one of the key regeneration projects and events in Scotland – the Commonwealth Games - and will examine the role that planning has played in ensuring that there are long term economic, physical and community legacy for the East of End of Glasgow, for Glasgow and for Scotland.

The event will also hear about projects and approaches which attempt to create sustainable places for people whilst it will explore some of the issues faced in attempting build community resilience in the future.  The event will also see the launch of the RTPI Centenary Planning Horizons paper on Planning for Health.


10.00   Welcome - Stephen Tucker, Convenor, RTPI Scotland

10.05   Presidential Address - Cath Ranson, President, RTPI

10.15   Ministerial Address: The Legacy of the National Planning Framework - Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Local Government and Planning

Creating Legacy from Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games

10.35   Planning for a Physical Legacy - Forbes Barron, Head of Planning and Building Control, Glasgow City Council 

10.55   Planning for an Economic Legacy - Ian Manson, Chief Executive, Clyde Gateway URC

11.15   Planning for Community Legacy - George Chalmers, Director, Resource Efficiency Managment Ltd

11.35   Q and A

11.45   Tea/ coffee

12.00   Visit to Commonwealth Games Athlete Village

13.15   Lunch

Building Sustainable and Resilient Places    

14.00   Building a Legacy from Dundee Waterfront - Mike Galloway, Director of City Development, Dundee City Council

14.20   Sustainable and Resilient Rural Areas - Fiona Logan, Chief Executive, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority

14.40   Community Regeneration - Jim McCormick, Scotland Adviser, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

15.00   Q and A

15.10   Tea/ coffee

Supporting Resilient Communities

15.25   Planning a Legacy for Health: Launch of the RTPI Planning Horizons paper - Michael Harris, Deputy Head of Policy and Research, RTPI

15.45   Designing for Social Sustainability - Nicola Bacon, Founding Director, Social Life

16.05   Planning for Future Legacy: What Do We Need to Do? - Peter Hetherington, Chair, Town and Country Planning Association

16.25   Q and A          

The event will close at 16.45 


The Emirates Arena is directly across the road from Celtic Park. You can access the Arena from the main entrance on the East End Regeneration Route.

By Bike - The Arena is only a 10 minute cycle from Glasgow City Centre and both Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street train stations. There are over 200 cycle spaces available.

By Bus - The nearest bus stops to the Arena are at The Forge Retail Park just a short walk away.

By Train - The newly renovated Dalmarnock Rail Station is just a short walk from the Arena.  Train services at this tation run on a 4 per hour basis on the Argyle Line through Glasgow Central Low Level.

Full travel details on the Emirates Arena website here.


£125+VAT RTPI Members / Licentiates
£150+VAT Non Members
A limited number of places are available for students and unemployed members/licentiates for £30+VAT (Quote Ref RTPIS30)