Density Well Done and Walkable Communities

Date: 24 October 2017
Time: 10.00 – 16.30
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Edinburgh
Organiser: Paths for All
Price: £135 Booking: tickets can be purchased online
Event Partners: Architecture and Design Scotland, NHS Health Scotland, Paths for All, RTPI Scotland, Scotland’s Towns Partnership, Scottish Government Planning and Transport Scotland.

Join international planning expert, Brent Toderian for an in-depth masterclass covering the smart design of active communities where people can thrive.

Good quality walking environments are vital to encourage people to walk more in their daily lives. The smart design of our towns and cities including urban density has benefits for our social, mental and physical health as well as our environment and economy. Join this interactive masterclass to learn about and discuss the creation of crucial walkable communities with an international expert.

Event host: Craig McLaren, Director of the Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland

Craig McLaren will host this unique event bringing local perspectives to the topics of Density Done Well and Walkable Communities in Scotland.

Masterclass with Brent Toderian: Density Done Well and Walkable Communities

Internationally respected practitioner Brent Toderian is leading this interactive masterclass addressing the critical elements of doing density successfully, with a particular emphasis on multi-modal city-making and designing walkable communities at any scale.

Brent Toderian is an expert in advanced urbanism, city planning and urban design and a former Chief Planner for Vancouver, Canada. Read more about Brent Toderian online.

Planning for Healthier Places: Place Standard At this session you’ll hear how planners can use the award-winning Place Standard to systematically evaluate what a ‘good place’ means. The tool allows practitioners to consider the physical and social aspects of a place, with a focus on promoting positive health outcomes.

Who should attend?

  • Planners and architecture professionals working in urban planning, regeneration, housing or transport
  • Practitioners, academics and professionals working in health disciplines who need to understand critical planning decisions involved in creating environments for a healthy population
  • Those working to promote active and sustainable transport

Scottish charity Paths for All have partnered with Scotland’s leading organisations in planning and urban design to organise this event. The partners are: Architecture and Design Scotland, NHS Health Scotland, Paths for All, RTPI Scotland, Scotland’s Towns Partnership, Scottish Government Planning and Transport Scotland.

Book online to attend: Density Well Done and Walkable Communities.

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