Planning and Architecture

  • Place Standard film and evaluation report launched

    2nd June 2017 by

    NHS Health Scotland and partners have published a short film about the Place Standard and an evaluation of how it is being implemented across Scotland. The places and spaces where we live and work have an impact on our health and wellbeing. It is important that they are designed to promote good health and reduce…

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  • National Development Plan Forum – April 2016

    16th May 2016 by

    The latest National Development Plan Forum was held at Atlantic Quay in Glasgow on 29th April.    The forum provided the opportunity for Planning Authorities and Agencies from across the country to get together and discuss relevant issues affecting Development Planning and share experiences and good practice. The day was chaired by Dorothy McDonald, Assistant…

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  • Lessons learned from the Aussie housing challenge.

    14th December 2015 by

    Ian Gilzean is Chief Architect within Planning & Architecture Division. In December last year Ian flew out to begin a three-month secondment with Melbourne University and guest blogs to share his experience of working in Australia. In the past 18 months Planning and Architecture Division has seen a great deal of collaboration with the city…

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  • Place standard Launch

    10th December 2015 by

    The new Place Standard tool for Scotland was launched today. Designed to support communities, public, private and third sectors, to work efficiently together, the Place Standard provides a framework to assess the quality of a place. Place Standard has been tested with stakeholders and piloted in communities across Scotland in 2015 and has been developed…

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