SEDA Land. Building Futures in Rural Scotland 2: Can Local Government Lead?

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Monday 9 October 2023 - 16:00 to 18:00


The Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA)

This is the second in the series of SEDA Land Conversations building on its successful Building Futures Conversation held on 18 April 2023. As with the earlier events, this will be on entirely online event via Zoom for which you will receive a link to join in when you purchase a place.

The overall aim of the series is to stimulate more sustainable place making in rural Scotland and explore ways to reverse depopulation in these areas. We will primarily focus on housing, communal spaces and workplaces using existing buildings and new build. We will also consider the infrastructure needed to make sustainable communities such as good broadband connections and care for the elderly and young.

The aim of this Conversation is to stimulate local government into more proactive engagement with communities, housing associations, housing cooperatives and self builders to promote more public interest-led developments and investigate alternative funding models. We will also explore a one stop shop to support communities and consider ways of rewarding sustainable place making.

We will look at inspirational models such as Architype’s Springhill Co-housing in Gloucestershire – the first new build co-housing scheme in the UK. Further details will follow, on social media and on the SEDA website.

Tickets are available at reduced rates for students and unwaged, and generally for SEDA Members

£2 - £8