Place Design Scotland launches webinar series

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Published: 02/06/2023

A WEEKLY series of webinars is being launched by a new website, seeking to crowdsource content to make our places in Scotland better. has just launched - with a huge amount of pre-launch archive - and comprises news, comment, and features on place-related issues in the country. The website covers a range of placemaking issues - from community and environment, through to housing and town and city design. 

The webinar series kicks off at midday on June 21, with Matt Baker, the well-known co-founder of The Stove Network, in Dumfries, a trailblazer in community arts, culture and activism. All webinars will be Q&A, based on editorial uploaded in advance. They will be recorded, to create a webinar archive (again for members only).

Access to the webinars requires membership of Place Design Scotland, and membership costs as little as £12/year. To specifically attend Matt Baker’s webinar requires becoming a member by June 16, so that the joining, Zoom link can be issued in good time.

Webinar programme

June 21 Matt Baker, orchestrator, The Stove Network, Dumfries

June 28 Phil Prentice, recent chief officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

July 5 Roddy Smith, chief executive officer, Essential Edinburgh

July 12 Sarah Longlands, chief executive, CLES - national organisation for local local economies

July 19 Claire Carpenter, founder and exec director (social innovation), The Melting Pot coworking hub

July 26 Aythan Lewes, director, EALA Impacts

August 2 Sam Foster, architect, Arc Architects

August 9 David Cook, director, Glasgow Building Preservation Trust

August 16 Mike Heffron, chief executive officer, Under One Roof

August 23 Lorraine McGrath, chief executive, Simon Community Scotland homelessness charity

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