RSA Scotland: Innovations in Public Participation in Planning and Urban Design

Fellowship Event


Bakehouse Close, Edinburgh

  • Community engagement
  • Housing
  • Public services
  • Fellowship in Action

In the 50th anniversary year of the Skeffington Report, this joint seminar, with the RSA, A&DS and the RTPI, will explore the opportunities and challenges of new forms of community engagement emerging in planning and urban design.

Dr Oliver Escobar (University of Edinburgh) will present his recent research on ‘democratic innovations to counter the democratic recession’, drawing on examples from Europe and North America.

With the introduction of Local Place Plans in the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019, Julia Frost (PAS and RTPI Convenor) will discuss the recent experiences of charrettes for facilitating local place planning. Irene Beautyman (Improvement Service) will explore how the skill gap for planners and elected members can be overcome to ensure effective engagement with communities.”

To register your place, follow this link to buy a ticket from the RTPI website.

If you have any questions, access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please contact: [email protected]. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.

This is a joint event with RSA Scotland, A&DS and the RTPI.


Location: 9 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

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