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Design Skills for Early Career Planners

15 February 2024 at 08:45 AM - 05:00 PM / Scotland / West of Scotland / Conference

15 February 2024 at 08:45 AM - 05:00 PM
Civic Space, West Dunbartonshire Council, 16 Church Street, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire G82 1QL

Scottish Young Planners' Network and RTPI West of Scotland Chapter jointly present a conference specifically aimed at equipping early career planning practitioners with the skills, vocabulary and confidence to engage with design quality across a range of scales from the strategic to the site-specific.

The conference will draw together the knowledge of a broad range of speakers and facilitators from national design champions (Architecture & Design Scotland) to local government (West Dunbartonshire Council) and academia (University of Glasgow) through presentations, site visits and workshop activities.

A summary running order is as follows:

09:00 - Welcome and Introductions

09:30 – Embedding Design at a Strategic Level - Daniel McKendry, Principal Landscape Architect, Architecture & Design Scotland

09:50 – Placemaking and Design in West Dunbartonshire - Joshua Doyle, Placemaking Coordinator, with colleagues from West Dunbartonshire Council

10:30 – Site Visits within Dumbarton

12:45 – Lunch

13:30 – Progressive Placemaking in Scotland - Prof James White, Professor of Planning and Urban Design, and Dr Gareth James, Research Fellow (Urban Studies) at University of Glasgow

14:30 – Workshop Session facilitated by Prof James White and Dr Gareth James, University of Glasgow

16:30 – Panel Discussion & Summary of Key Learning Outcomes

16:50 – Closing Remarks

17:00 – Event Finishes

Please note that the exact running order may be subject to change.

Core CPD Framework

- Design

By attending this event you can:

  • Understand the importance of good placemaking at a strategic, local and site scale and how to promote it as a practitioner;
  • Develop skills for the assessment and communication regarding urban design quality within development proposals;
  • Assess and understand the design merits of two specific case studies nearby to the conference venue.