The future of places post-pandemic

Friday 5 February, 9.30am – 11am

This SCDI Blueprint Talk on Place will be addressed by Ann Allen MBE, Chair, Architecture + Design Scotland, and Rachel Skinner, President, Institution of Civil Engineers.

Ann became the new CEO for the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors in June. She is currently a Board member of Construction Scotland and of the Scottish Futures Trust. She previously had senior roles at the University of Glasgow and John Lewis & Partners.

Rachel is the Executive Director and UK Head of Transport at WSP Global. Among her external roles, she is a Commissioner on the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland.

The event will focus on what will make Scotland’s places successful and sustainable in a post-pandemic world and as they start their journeys to Net Zero carbon emissions by 2045.

Participants will have the chance to discuss:

  • What are our priorities for places where people will want to live, work and visit in 2030?
  • What will be needed to enable people and businesses to work productively, and to drive the economic recovery and shape the future prosperity of city and town centres?
  • What practical steps should be taken to tackle climate change and improve quality of life and resilience by developing net zero infrastructures and local neighbourhoods?
  • How should we join-up the regional growth and net zero infrastructure priorities for rural communities, towns and cities, and strengthen the relationships between them?
  • How should we combine investment in the infrastructure of places with policies such as improving skills and innovation to accelerate regeneration and build a fairer society?

The conversation will inform the refresh of SCDI’s Blueprint 2030 for the Scottish economy.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. If you have not received an invitation and would like to be considered, please get in touch using the button below.


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