Scotland 2050: What do we want Scotland to be and how do we make it happen?
2 October at the COSLA Conference Centre, Edinburgh
National Planning Framework 4 will set out a vision for how Scotland should be planned over the next 20 to 30 years. Early work on preparing NPF4 will follow the Planning Bill. So what do we want this to advocate? Do we want or need Scotland to be business as usual? Or should we be advocating for inclusive growth, balanced growth, a resilient country? And what will the impacts be of technological change? How could NPF support communities and social justice? What should NPF4 say about how we treat and use our environment?
This conference will aim to explore the trends, opportunities and challenges and the actions required to make the Scotland we think we need. Speakers have been asked to be 'disruptive' in arguing for what they think Scotland needs and how planning, planners and the National Planning Framework can do this. There will also be a session where we will hear about approaches being taken to planning in other parts of the world to see what can be learned in taking forward NPF4. There will be plenty of opportunities for delegates to engage in the debate and we hope to come with a manifesto to help inform the development of NPF4.
10.00 Welcome and Introduction: Where Have We Come From?
Fraser Carlin MRTPI, Convenor, RTPI Scotland
10.05 Ministerial Address: Ambitions for Scotland
Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning
What Do We Want Scotland to Be?
This session will look at what our aspirations should be for Scotland. Speakers will outline their aspirations, ideas and challenges on specific outcomes. Each has been asked to set out one key gamechanger that should be put in pace to achieve these aspirations.
10.30 Climate Change and Resilience
Prof. Samer Bagaeen, Professor of Planning, University of Kent
Prof. Sarah Skerratt, Director of Rural Policy Centre, Scottish Rural College
Robin McAlpine, Director, Common Weal
11.30 Tea and coffee
Prof. Tom Rye, Director, Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University
Stefano Smith FRTPI, Planning Director, WYG
Eibhlin McHugh, Co-Director Executive Delivery Group, Public Health Reform
Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables
What are the Priorities?
14.00 This will be a facilitated, roundtable session facilitated by Graham Ross of Austin-Smith:Lord. It will reflect on the morning's presentations to identify key priorities then explore the opportunities presented, the challenges faced and what NPF4 can do to make it happen.
15.15 Tea/ coffee
What Can We Learn From Elsewhere?
15.45 This session will hear about approaches being taken to planning in other countries to see what can be learned in taking forward NPF4 including:
- The Wales Planning Policy and Value of Planning
Dr Roisin Willmott OBE, Director of Wales and Northern Ireland, RTPI
- The Irish National Planning Framework and National Development Plan
Niall Cussen, Chief Planner, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Government of Ireland
16.45 Closing comments
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