Can we draw lessons about the nature of regeneration and what does and does not work, and can this better inform policy and practice thinking?

Scotland has a long history and engagement with place-based regeneration. This continues to the present through the work of specific places, initiatives and the ongoing work of bodies like SURF – Scotland’s Regeneration Forum.

This event launches a new What Works Scotland report asking what works in place-based economic regeneration in Scotland, written by colleagues from Training and Employment Research Unit (TERU) and What Works Scotland at the University of Glasgow.

We’ll also hear about recent and current work by SURF as well as providing space for delegates to contribute to the debate and provide their own sense of what works and does not in the current and likely future climate for regeneration in Scotland.

This event will be of interest to all of those involved in the strategy and practice of spatial or placed-based regeneration (in both urban and rural settings), to partners involved in projects, programmes and the renewal of communities, as well as cognate academics, researchers and policymakers.

Presentations will include:

The paper is an overview of the recent study for What Works Scotland. What is the context that place-based economic regeneration has to work within in Scotland? What do we know works well and what less so and what are the lessons for policy moving forward? The research draws on an evidence review, involving more than 20 key actor consultations.

  • Three case studies of contemporary regeneration in different parts of Scotland.

More details

  • Date: 13 June 2017
  • Time: 10am to 1pm, with arrival and coffee from 9.30am. There will be a networking lunch from 1pm – 2pm
  • Location: St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street, Glasgow

Places are free, but limited, so please register on Eventbrite to book your place.

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