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Living Listed Buildings – Site Visit

10 March 2022 at 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM / Scotland / South East Scotland / Updates

10 March 2022 at 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
477B Lawnmarket, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2NT
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RTPI South East Scotland | [email protected]

This event will explore the use of listed buildings as active spaces in urban life. It will include a tour of the recently refurbished Category A Listed Gladstone’s Land (a National Trust for Scotland historic property). The tour will be led by Dr Kate Stephenson (Visitor Services Manager at Gladstone’s Land) who will explain how the history of the past residents and their occupations inspired its refurbishment.

This will be followed by a presentation by Barbara Cummins (Vice-Chair PAS and Immediate Past Convenor, RTPI Scotland). Barbara will draw on her experience in heritage planning to discuss the benefits of re-using historical buildings with regards to environmental impacts and placemaking, while also considering some of the challenges we face as planners and how these can be addressed.

Please note that wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor only due to the historical steep and uneven turnpike (spiral) staircases to the other floors. The tour will include the first floor.  

Core CPD Framework:

  • Championing Planning
  • Design 
  • Health and Inclusive Planning

By attending this event you can: 

  • Engage with heritage planning issues about preservation and change.
  • Gain insight of good practice from exemplar projects.
  • Learn about how planning can help to champion heritage as an integral part of the urban realm’s past, present and future.