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Building Scotland's Future - Joint Hustings

A BEFS, ICE, RIAS, RICS and RTPI Scotland Joint Event

Date:
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 at 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Venue:
The Wolfson Hall, Surgeon's Hall, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW
Organiser:
RTPI Scotland
scotland@rtpi.org.uk

BUILDING SCOTLAND'S FUTURE
#BuildScot16

A Scottish Parliament hustings for built environment professionals.


We are the organisations whose members plan, design, build and manage Scotland’s cities, towns, buildings and infrastructure.  We have a combined membership of around 25,000 people across Scotland.  We recognise the need for our professions to work together to build Scotland’s future. 

The Scottish Election takes place on 5 May and we want to ask the main political parties how they will tackle issues facing our members, such as how to:

  • promote approaches to improve the quality of the built environment
  • respond to skills and resource shortages across the built environment professions
  • fund and make decisions on future infrastructure programmes and projects
  • support and protect town and city centres
  • respond to the housing crisis by providing a quality home for everyone who needs one
  • ensure procurement and financing approaches provide best value and quality outputs
  • support communities to engage in discussion about the future of their place. 

SPEAKERS:

The five main political parties have been invited. Confirmed representatives below:

  • Scottish Conservatives - Iain McGill (Candidate for Edinburgh Northern and Leith)
  • Scottish Green Party - Maggie Chapman (Party Co-Convenor, Candidate for North East Scotland, Party Spokesperson on Housing)
  • Scottish Labour - Monica Lennon (Candidate for Central Scotland)
  • Scottish Liberal Democrats - TBC
  • Scottish National Party - TBC

PROGRAMME:

5.00     Arrivals and registration
5.30     Introduction by the Chair
5.35     Presentations from political parties          
6.00     Q and A
7.25     Concluding comments by the Chair
7.30     Wine reception
8.30     End of event

BOOKING:

Places are FREE but must be booked. Please CLICK HERE to book your place through our Eventbrite booking page