DRCET has a vision of vibrant, thriving and resilient communities where people are inspired and empowered to get active, get involved and make a difference for their communities, future generations and the planet.

One approach which can contribute to this is the idea of Community Placemaking – a tool for engaging communities and agencies in the creation of better neighbourhoods.

DRCET will be running two FREE half day training and awareness raising events in October to help raise awareness of the Community Placemaking approach.

Community Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to revitalising, planning, designing and managing public spaces, streets and public buildings. It offers a participative mechanism for evaluating how neighbourhoods function as places and for developing and delivering short and long term action to improve them.

The events will be facilitated by staff from greenspace scotland – an internationally recognised organisation which specialises in developing local skills and confidence in placemaking.

The events will take place on

  • Wednesday 24 October, 2-4.30pm, at Peterson Park Halls, 22 Yoker Mill Road, G13 4PF
  • Thursday 25 October, 2-4.30pm, at The Whiteinch Centre, 1 Northinch Court G14 0UG

The events will introduce participants to Community Placemaking. It will share the core principles and the tools and techniques of Community Placemaking. These focus on evaluating place quality and developing a shared ‘Community Place Vision’ and practical actions.

At the end of this brief introductory session participants will:

  • have a shared understanding of the Community Placemaking approach
  • be aware of the tools and approaches it utilises
  • have shared their experience and ideas about the local area
  • have had an opportunity to consider the application of Community Placemaking locally
  • have begun to identify potential place improvements which can be incorporated into local improvements and the delivery of the Yoker, Scotstoun and Whiteinch Environmental Vision

These events are offered FREE to those people and organisations involved in work in the local areas. Places are limited – you can reserve a place to attend this event online or by contacting DRCET.