Programme overview

The Future Planning - Designing Places in a Climate Emergency Conference took place in Glasgow on 8th October 2019.  This page shows the programme. See also recordings of selected parts of the event.

Conference Chair: Dr. Martin Valenti - Scottish Enterprise / SEPA

Opening session (9:30 am)

Introduction: Dr. Martin Valenti, Scottish Enterprise/SEPA (recording available)

Keynote speaker: René Sommer Lindsay, Architect/Urbanist at R|S|L|ENT (Resilience, Sustainability, Liveability) (recording available)

Session 1  (10 am)

What does future-proofing mean, and what is the need for it?

Main speaker: Catherine Payne - Fife Council (recording available)


  • Louise Clarke - Berkeley Group
  • Tammy Swift-Adams - Homes for Scotland
  • Kit England - Climate Ready Clyde/Sniffer
  • Stacey Dingwall - Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

10.50 am - Coffee break

Session 2 (11:20 am)

What is the role of masterplanning in planning and designing future-proofed places?

Case Study 1: Building With Nature: Earls Green & New Brunstane (recording available)

  • Nick Bowen - Ian White Associates
  • Dr Gemma Jerome - Building with Nature
  • Max Hislop - Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership

Case Study 2 : Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership (recording available)

  • Michael Gray - Glasgow City Council
  • Gary Watt - Igloo Regeneration
  • Duncan McLean - Land Use Consultants
  • Chris Breslin - Scottish Canals

Session 3 (12:45)

How do we practically deliver on this?

Speaker: Louise Clarke - Berkeley Group (recording available)

1.10 pm - Lunch

Workshop 1 (2 pm) - Blindwells & Cockenzie: Masterplanning a Destination

Workshop 2 (2 pm) - Infrastructure for a Climate Emergency

Workshop 3 (2 pm) - Principles of Climate Adapted Neighbourhoods

3.15 pm - Coffee Break

Session 4 (3:45 pm)

How do we work together to better protect, adapt, evaluate and maintain what we deliver?

Panel-led discussion, Chaired by Ian Gilzean - Chief Architect, Scottish Government

  • Irene Beautyman - Improvement Service
  • Kate Houghton - RTPI Scotland
  • Heather Claridge - Architecture & Design Scotland
  • Euan Leitch - Built Environment Forum Scotland

Closing remarks from the Conference Chair: Martin Valenti (Scottish Enterprise / SEPA)

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Conference close (4:30 pm)