FutureTown Design Competition

A national design competition inviting people to submit innovative ideas for positive change in their town or city neighbourhood has been launched today.

Now in its fourth year, the FutureTown Design Competition is aimed at provoking ideas and encouraging new approaches to highlight what the country’s towns could look like now and in the future.

Organised by national agency for towns, Scotland’s Towns Partnership, the winner is chosen by the public through an online vote. Entries gain significant media attention for their local communities, while representatives of the winning design are invited to present their idea at a high-profile event with town and policy stakeholders.

Since its inception the competition has received a rich variety of innovative yet practical ideas promoting positive change in areas such as the local environment, the public realm and accessibility, low carbon and sustainable living, digital technologies and tourism, arts and culture, history and heritage, and health and well-being.

Last year’s winners Paisley Community Trust captured public attention with their ‘Baker Street’ proposal for a new cultural and creative quarter in Paisley town centre. This would include a community-led performing arts and film theatre and a Performance Academy.

For full details on how to enter, please see the Scottish Town’s Partnership website

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