Scotland: The Recovery - Reimagining Scotland's Cities

This event took place on 2 - 3 Feb 2021 & was chaired by Mark Boyle, University of Liverpool & Richard Bellingham, Director Sustainable Cities & Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde

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Scotland’s cities have faced unprecedented disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet the pandemic has also created space to reimagine our cities, and what they offer residents and the nation. Cities across the globe have leveraged the disruption of the pandemic to implement transformative approaches to city management.

Closer to home, the Scottish Government’s recent Programme for Government signalled an ambition to rethink Scotland’s cities and deliver a place-based agenda that supports efforts to tackle the climate emergency and support a wellbeing economy. So how can Scotland fulfil this ambition, drawing on best practice from cities across the world?

Holyrood Communications sought to answer this question across two days of exciting discussion, featuring key policymakers and thought leaders from across Scotland and further afield.