Cross Party Group on Architecture + the Built Environment

Cross Party Group on Architecture + the Built Environment‘Landscape for Scotland’ – Facilitated Debate

5 June 2018
6pm-8pm, Committee Room 1, The Scottish Parliament

This evening event will discuss in a debate on the role of Scotland’s landscapes in contributing to Scotland’s health, prosperity, communities and beauty. Facilitated by Lesley Riddoch the debate will engage with MSP’s, professionals and organisations and tackle how the themes identified in Landscape for Scotland can be relevant to the ambitions of Scotland is Now and the delivery of aspects of the Programme for Scotland. Questions that will be discussed include:

• Our landscapes serve to define our nation on an international stage – how do we safeguard this heritage and create a contemporary legacy of high quality places?

• Our nation is progressive, inclusive and sustainable – how should we create urban landscapes fit for purpose and a fitting demonstration of our nation’s social and environmental ambitions?

• How might our external environment contribute effectively to our prosperity, health, quality of life, innovation and learning?

• We can harness talent, skills and investment towards this goal, given political will and truly joined-up government, policy and private sector engagement: how can each part of government participate?

This debate will be an opportunity to obtain key outcomes that champion good work, inform policy and drive change. We aim to encourage a multi-disciplinary approach, spanning all areas of the Scottish Governments activities, so that the full range of potential benefits provided by landscape and place can be realised.

 Our vision is to promote, create and manage great places – places that are beautiful, multi-functional, sustainable and embedded in Scotland’s communities. Achieving this will only be possible through collective endeavour, harnessing the energy and expertise of people and organisations that engage with our external environment.


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