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Friday, February 14, 2014

Lessons for Placemaking in Scotland

Learning from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: Transferrable lessons for placemaking and design in Scotland 

Design Skills Symposium, Glasgow, 20-21 March 2014 

As Glasgow prepares to host the 20th Commonwealth Games, the Design Skills Symposium will seek learning from and deliver transferrable lessons for all of Scotland's places. The investment and initiatives related to the games are influencing change in many places and communities. With just over one month before we get together in Glasgow for this year’s Design Skills Symposium we wanted to let you know about our latest news on our keynote speaker, our facilitators and the latest programme. The Design Skills Symposium is a practical two-day collaborative learning event offering those involved the opportunity to build the knowledge, capacity and networks to deliver better places by design. 

 The programme for the event is now available here . We are delighted to announce that the day one keynote speaker is Geoffrey London, the Government Architect for Victoria, Australia. He will speak about Australia’s experiences of the placemaking legacy of the Commonwealth Games as well as introducing how design is being used to catalyse exciting changes in Melbourne and the state of Victoria. We have also recently announced our facilitators for the practical workshops – they are BĂ©la Kezy, Dermot Foley and Lawrence Barth – find out more about them here

Follow all the latest updates about the Design Skills Symposium on Twitter @ArcDesSco and add your voice using #designskills2014. Places are booking up fast so if you've not already booked your place make sure to avoid disappointment book today – you can use our dedicated event website or contact our event managers – My Pinkie Promise – on 01382 221078 or by email.

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