Join us for this event by the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Network, where we will be joined by visiting speaker and RSA Fellow Professor Duncan MacLennan.
Professor Maclennan will deliver a presentation on Better Infrastructure, Intelligent Cities: A Challenge for Scotland.
There will then be a Q&A session and time for discussion.
Please book your place so we know that you'll be joining us - guests are welcome but please do book a place individually.
Any questions, please contact Ann Packard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Saltire Society offices, 9 Fountain Court 22 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TF
About the Speaker
Duncan Maclennan is currently Professor of Public Policy at Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow; Professor of Strategic Urban Management at the School of Management University of St Andrews and Adjunct Professor of Urban Economics at RMIT, Melbourne. He has previously held Chairs at the Universities of Glasgow, St Andrews, RMIT, Ottawa and Visiting Chairs at the University of California (Berkeley) and the Wharton Business School.
Between 1999 and 2008 he held senior government positions dealing with infrastructure, housing and cities in Victoria (Australia) and Canada (as Chief Economist in the Federal Department for Infrastructure). He was also Special Advisor to the First Minister(s) for Scotland from 1999 to 2003. He recently completed the report Constructing Future Scotland: Rethinking Infrastructure Policies for the David Hume Institute and is currently Knowledge Leader for the ESRC on City Deals and Devolution.
The building is accessible for wheelchair users, but there is no adjacent parking. There are limited spaces in nearby streets. A variety of buses run nearby, route 35 up the Royal Mile and a variety at North and South Bridge. Access is via either of the two vennels opposite the Storytelling Centre in the High Street. Fountain Close has a series of steps, whilst the downhill vennel, Tweeddale Close, is suitable for wheelchair users.
Doors will open for registration from 17:45.
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