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Density Done Well and Walkable Communities

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre

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Join international planning expert, Brent Toderian for an in-depth masterclass covering the smart design of active communities where people can thrive.

Good quality walking environments are vital to encourage people to walk more in their daily lives. The smart design of our towns and cities including urban density has benefits for our social, mental and physical health as well as our environment and economy. Join our interactive masterclass to learn about and discuss the creation of crucial walkable communities with an international expert.

Our host: Craig McLaren, Director of the Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland

Craig McLaren will host this unique event bringing local perspectives to the topics of Density Done Well and Walkable Communities in Scotland.

Masterclass: Density Done Well and Walkable Communities

Internationally respected practitioner Brent Toderian is leading this interactive masterclass addressing the critical elements of doing density successfully, with a particular emphasis on multi-modal city-making and designing walkable communities at any scale. Brent is an expert in advanced urbanism, city planning and urban design and a former Chief Planner for Vancouver, Canada.

Brent will use best practice examples from around the world, and share lessons learned his time as Chief Planner for Vancouver, an international walking and multimodal city. Urban design excellence, amenities for livability and smart infrastructure will all be addressed. Real issues and challenges facing participants will be discussed.

Planning For Healthier Places: Place Standard
At this session you'll hear how planners can use the award-winning Place Standard to systematically evaluate what a ‘good place’ means. The tool allows practitioners to consider the physical and social aspects of a place, with a focus on promoting positive health outcomes.

Who should attend?

  • Planners and architecture professionals working in urban planning, regeneration, housing or transport
  • Practitioners, academics and professionals working in health disciplines who need to understand critical planning decisions involved in creating environments for a healthy population
  • Those working to promote active and sustainable transport

Who is organising this event?

Scottish charity Paths for All have partnered with Scotland's leading organisations in planning and urban design to organise this event. The partners are: Architecture and Design Scotland, NHS Health Scotland, Paths for All, RTPI Scotland, Scotland’s Towns Partnership, Scottish Government Planning and Transport Scotland.

What is included?

  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day
  • Three masterclass sessions from Brent Toderian
  • Overview from the team behind the Scotland's Place Standard
  • Opportunities for questions and discussions
  • Opportunities for networking

Our speaker: Brent Toderian

Brent Toderian is a nationally and internationally respected practitioner in advanced urbanism, city planning and urban design. He consults for cities and progressive developers across the globe, with recent international engagements for or with the cities of Sydney, Auckland, Oslo, Helsinki, Medellin and New York.

His establishment of TODERIAN UrbanWORKS in 2012 followed six years of significant achievement as the Chief Planner for Vancouver Canada, one of the world’s most livable, walkable and multi-modal modern cities. His accomplishments there included transformative place-making, street activation and mobility strategies, the 2010 Winter Olympics-related planning and design, the EcoDensity and Greenest City Initiatives, and strategies emphasizing a “complete city,” not just a livable one. He also oversaw all architectural and public realm design in a city known worldwide as a “city by design.”

Brent is the founding and current President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism, a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism’s Highways to Boulevards Task Force, a regular radio columnist on “city-making” with CBC Radio in Canada, a frequent writer for the Huffington Post and several other publications, and a highly sought-after international practitioner, speaker and teacher on advanced urbanism. The job description he likes best, is “change agent.”

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