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RTPI Scotland Annual Conference 2022

Target Net Zero – Planning our Renewables, Buildings and Places
06 October 2022 at 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM / Scotland /

06 October 2022 at 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Park Inn By Radisson, 1 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom, AB11 6EQ
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It is a pivotal time for planning in Scotland. We await the publication of the 4th National Planning Framework which undoubtedly will have a key ambition to tackle climate change and deliver net zero. But how exactly can planners, planning and the planning system help to achieve these aspirations? This ‘must attend’ conference will explore this through assessing the opportunities, challenges and needs of planning for renewable energy, of how we build our homes and buildings and how we design our places. It will be done through a mix of presentations, interactive debate and examination of good practice examples on the ground.

10.00am              Introduction - Andrew Trigger, Convenor, RTPI Scotland

10.05am              Ministerial Video Address - Tom Arthur MSP, Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth

10.25am              Opportunities and Challenges in North East Scotland

  • Claire McArthur, Interim Policy & Strategy Manager, Aberdeen City Council
  • Cheryl Roberts, Project Co-ordinator, Fraserburgh 2021
  • Elaine Farquharson Black, Partner, Brodies

11.25am               Refreshments

11.45am               The Future for Renewables. Panel discussion

Facilitated by Kirsty Macari, Lecturer, Dundee University

  • Kirstin Gardner, Energy Futures Project Manager, Scottish Gas Networks
  • Morag Watson, Director of Policy, Scottish Renewables
  • David Mudie, Area Planning Manager, Highland Council
  • Duncan Smart, Senior Planning and Environmental Policy Analyst, ScottishPower Renewables

12.30pm               A Role for Young Planners - Rhiannon Moore, Scottish Young Planner of the Year

12.45pm               Lunch

1.45pm                 Future Buildings. Panel discussion

Facilitated by Barbara Cummins, Vice Chair, PAS

  • David Steen, Policy Advisor, UK Green Building Council
  • Richard Tinto, The Vision Guy at Tinto Architecture, Interiors & You
  • Pamela Clifford, Planning and Building Standards, West Dunbartonshire Council

2.30pm                 Future Places. Panel discussion

Facilitated by Irene Beautyman, Place & Wellbeing Partnership Lead at Public Health Scotland and the Improvement Service

  • Liz Hamilton, Head of Planning, Homes for Scotland
  • Caroline Brown, Associate Professor, Heriot Watt University
  • Husam Al Waer, Dundee University

3.15pm                 Convenor’s Address - Andrew Trigger, Convenor, RTPI Scotland

3.30pm                 Walking tours:

Tour One – Union Terrace Gardens and Aberdeen Art Gallery area

Tour two – The market redevelopment, City Centre Masterplan and LEZ streetscape

4.30pm                  Reception including welcome from Laura Robertson, Convenor RTPI Grampian Chapter and Andrew Trigger, Convenor, RTPI Scotland 

6.00pm                  Departures