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Conference 22


Inclusive Growth Workshop

15 Nov 2022

Why placemaking is vital to connect learning and shape inclusive and connected future outcomes

Northern Alliance partners have identified priority areas for investment in the learning estate through their Learning Estate Strategy.   As part of the early strategic planning work, a place-based approach has been taken to ensure that the learning estate is considered in the widest context and connects and co-ordinates with all opportunities to encourage collaboration and collocation between public agencies. 

In this workshop we seek to outline the approach taken, why placemaking?  The outcomes that have been achieved to improve learning.  And the challenges and opportunities through the adoption of a place-based approach to services and investment. 


Laurence Findlay, Director of Education and Children’s Services - Aberdeenshire Council
Diarmaid Lawlor, Associate Director – Place, Housing & Economic Investment - Scottish Futures Trust
Fraser Innes, Operational Director - hub North Scotland
Jonathan Christie, Hub Territory Programme Director - Scottish Futures Trust
Sam Cassels, Place Principle Adviser - Scottish Government
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