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‘There goes the neighbourhood’ – Neighbourhood Summit
November 22 @ 12:00 pm - November 23 @ 5:30 pm
As part of Scotland’s Towns Week, the Academy and its partners are holding a one-and-a-half day event focusing on changing neighbourhoods, following the success of the 2016 event Streets Beyond – Beyond Streets.
Drawing from national and international examples, including contributions from some of the Academy’s Great Neighbourhoods finalists, the aim is to explore the physical, social and economic attributes that make for successful neighbourhoods. Using lessons from successful ‘established’ neighbourhoods, we aim to identify factors that can help regenerate existing neighbourhoods and making new neighbourhoods and estates more ‘liveable’.
Partners and Sponsors
|Day One – 22 November 2017
Study trip to Broughty Ferry
AoU Neighbourhood Finalist
Venue: St Aidan’s Hall, Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2EY
|13.30||Assemble and Registration|
|14.00||Welcome and Presentation
John Dey, Senior Architect, Nicoll Russell Architects and Liz Taylor, Vice Chairperson and Joan Chalmers, Secretary, Broughty Ferry in Bloom
|14.30||Visit to Broughty Ferry
Tour with local group
|17.00-18.00||Visit to Dundee Waterfront
Gordon S Reid, Team Leader at Dundee City Council (meet at the Apex Hotel @ 17:00)
|Day Two – 23 November 2017
There Goes the Neighbourhood
1st AoU Neighbourhood Summit
Venue: West Park, 319 Perth Road, Dundee, DD2 1NN
|08.45||Registration and Coffee|
|09.30||Introduction and Welcome
John Rowan, Kevin Murray AoU and Dr Husam AlWaer AoU
|09.45||What Do We Mean By Exemplar Neighbourhoods and How Can We Create Them?
Richard Guise AoU, Lead Neighbourhood Assessor
Director, Context 4d
|10.00||Turning Twechar Around
Val Leslie, Places for People
|10.20||Connecting and Reinforcing Neighbourhoods
Chris Breslin, Scottish Canals
|11.30||The Challenge of Creating New Communities
David Rudlin AoU, Chair, The Academy of Urbanism
|11.45||Lessons from existing communities – lightning talks
Broughty Ferry: Jan McTaggart, Broughty Ferry Traders Association
|13.45||Town Centre Living in Scotland – Lessons from Arbroath
Diarmaid Lawlor AoU, Kirsty Macari AoU
|14.05||Five immersive inquiry discussions, with different lead themes on lessons for new communities and regenerating neighbourhoods
(1) The appropriate mix of housing types and demographic balance
(2) Role of schools, health facilities, public services and infrastructure
(3) Role of local business networks, innovation and creativity
(4) Role of heritage, identity, conservation and the environment
(5) The role of community involvement and empowerment mechanisms– legal, financial, land etc.
|16.15||International Keynote Speaker
Rob St Mary, Patronicity, Detroit, USA
|16.40||Discussion and Close – Headline Takeaway Points|
Numbers for this event are capped, so please register early to avoid disappointment.
The fee includes conference attendance, printed materials, refreshments and lunch and a final drinks reception.
General ticket: £90.00
Students and Young Urbanists: £45.00
Discounted fee available until 7th November 2017. Group Discounts are available on request. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Discounted Flights between London Stansted and Dundee
Loganair is offering an exclusive up to 30% discount to delegates travelling between London Stansted and Dundee for this conference. Please book at loganair.co.uk quoting promotional code, NSDND, for travel between 20 November 2017 and 26 November 2017. Please click here to book.
We are pleased through the Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau to be able to offer discounted local accommodation. Click here for more information.
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