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Shaping Better Places Together Workshop

April 25, 2018 @ 17:30 - 20:30 BST

Organised by JTP and University of Dundee in collaboration with The Academy of Urbanism and Urban Design Group

During 2017 a specialist team from the University of Dundee, Eclipse Research and Kevin Murray Associates, supported by the Scottish Government, undertook research into ‘the facilitation of participatory placemaking’.

The publication of the resulting report – “Shaping better places together” – marks what we believe is a first attempt to investigate the role and significance of facilitators in participatory community design processes. The topic is highly relevant, given the increasing application of participatory and community design events in Scotland and beyond, along with the use of different engagement tools and methods.

This research provides an important scoping of the many components and steps involved. Its findings will aid understanding and ultimately enhance the output performance of community charrettes and similar participatory design processes. The research should give confidence to professional facilitators, local authorities, local communities and the development industry active in collaborative processes, underpinning the investment in skills and expertise of appropriate facilitators. For the Full Report and Executive Summary visit: http://uod.ac.uk/shaping-better-places

This event will explore the key findings, and stimulate a panel and audience discussion around the lessons from this practice-based research. This promises to be an excellent insightful session for a wide range of placemaking practitioners and community client-advocates.

If you are interested in attending this event please register via the button below by the 15th of April. Places are free but limited, so registration is required.



17:30 – Registration and coffee

17:45 – Welcome + Participatory Placemaking: Why bother? by Charles Campion AoU

18:00 – Presentation of research findings by Husam AlWaer AoU

18:40 – Interactive discussion around key questions by Ian Cooper

19:35 – Closing comments and potential next steps by Husam AlWaer AoU and Ian Cooper

19.45 – Drink Receptions

20:30 – Close


April 25, 2018
17:30 - 20:30 BST


23-25 Great Sutton St
London, EC1V 0DN United Kingdom
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