Regeneration in Scotland: Major Projects and Community Led Initiatives

This event will examine practical steps for regeneration across Scotland, looking both at major projects and community led initiatives.

Revitalising Scotland's Disadvantaged Communities

This event will examine practical steps for regeneration across Scotland, looking both at major projects and community led initiatives.

The Scottish Government’s regeneration strategy aims to revitalise economically, physically and socially disadvantaged places across Scotland, with major capital investment projects and more localised community led initiatives.

So what can we learn from existing major regeneration projects such as those in Dundee, and how can you access funding and employ policy levers such as Compulsory Purchase Orders to drive regeneration at a community level?

Join Holyrood on 21 May, for this CPD-accredited event explaining these vital issues. You’ll hear from an expert speaker line-up as well as having the opportunity to engage in peer learning and discussion, leaving with tangible solutions to implement in your own organisation.

Key issues we will address with you

  • Learn from the people behind the Dundee Waterfront Project and Glasgow's innovation districts
  •  The role of partnership working in driving regeneration
  • Latest thinking on community-led regeneration
  • Utilising targeted funds and programmes:
  • Guidance on implementing Compulsory Purchase Orders in your community

Who should attend

  • Managers, directors, chief executives and policy officers of 3rd sector and community organisations
  • Community planning, business services, planning and commissioning in local authorities
  • Community planning partnerships
  • Community councils
  • Private sector working in community regeneration

Agenda*

09:45 Registration and Networking

10:35 Chair's Opening Remarks

Professor Alan Alexander OBE, Emeritus Professor of Public Sector Management, University of Strathclyde

10:40 Session 1: Learning from Major Regeneration Projects

  • Latest thinking on good practice in regeneration
  • Learn from the people behind the Dundee Waterfront Project
  • The role of partnership working in driving regeneration

10:40 Key Trends in European Urban Regeneration

This presentation will set out some leading ideas in contemporary urban regeneration in Europe, focusing on aspects of urban design, city structure, liveable neighbourhoods, and climate change. Some of these ideas are: 

  • Strategic visioning v Short term frameworks and projects
  • Infrastructure as place v Core city facilities
  • Viable urban density v Safe, liveable neighbourhoods for all
  • Resilient, green, low carbon places v Economically robust places
  • Place leadership and innovation v Planning-delivery continuum

Dr Husam AlWaer, Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Urban Design, Place Making Promoter, and Urban Thinker, University of Dundee

11:10 Learning from the Dundee Waterfront Project

Allan Watt, Dundee Waterfront Project Director, Dundee City Council

11:35 Q&A

12:10 Lunch and Networking

13:10 Session 2: Accessing Funding and Employing Policy Levers

  • Utilising targeted funds and programmes:
  •  The role of partnership working in driving regeneration
  • Guidance on implementing Compulsory Purchase Orders in your community

13:10 Making More of Scotland's Land

  • This presentation will highlight the role of land reform in regeneration and place-making
  • Topics will focus on land for housing and development as well as land use decision-making
  • The presentation will cover good practice and community involvement in decisions relating to land

Katherine Pollard,  Policy Officer, Scottish Land Commission
Kirsty Tait, Community Engagement Adviser, Scottish Land Commission

13:35 Bringing Design Perspectives to Community Empowerment

Scottish public policy has had a focus on community empowerment over the past 10 years. As this focus moves to approaches like data driven innovation and service design, I look at ways in which these approaches can align with community empowerment. 

Peter McColl, Head of Futures and Policy, Snook

14:00 The CPO Process

Karen Hamilton, Partner, Brodies LLP

14:25 The Conundrum of Community Empowerment

  • What is community empowerment?
  • Where and how does it work?
  • What next for community empowerment?

Dr Ian Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership and Management, Northumbria University

14:50 Q&A 

15:15 Chair's Closing Remarks

Professor Alan Alexander OBE, Emeritus Professor of Public Sector Management, University of Strathclyde

*Agenda subject to change


Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 2 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

 

Speaker callout

We are committed to bringing the latest policy information with engaging dialogue and practical case studies to make a real impact in the public sector. If you are a knowledge expert in your field or have an inspiring case study which would make an impact to Public Sector organisations, we would love to hear from you. Please email james@holyrood.com with your name and contact details, linkedin profile and a summary of your project or area or expertise and we will be in touch.

Venue

Radisson Blu, 80 High St, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH | Maps

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Reduced rate: 1 place £145 + VATpp (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Standard rate: 1 place £245 + VATpp | 2+ places £195 + VATpp (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, housing associations, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Private rate: 1 place £295 + VATpp | 2+ places £245 + VATpp (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For more information please email enquiries@holyrood.com or phone 0131 285 1635

Dates
21 May 2019

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