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Place Design Scotland launch a new series of webinars

A weekly series of webinars is being launched by a new website, seeking to crowdsource content to make Scottish places better.

Place Design Scotland has just launched a website, comprising of news, comment and features on place-related issues in the country.

The website is not geared to any particular aspect of placemaking, as the eclectic nature of its editorial blocks confirm: Latest, Town + City Design, Housing, Environment, Community, Building + Landscape Design, etc.

 Its webinar series kicks off at midday on June 21, with Matt Baker, the well-known co-founder of The Stove Network, in Dumfries, a trailblazer in community arts, culture and activism.

 All webinars will be Q&A, based on editorial uploaded in advance.

 They will be recorded, to create a webinar archive (again for members only).

 To attend 12 months’ worth of webinars, requires membership of the site:

 Membership costs as little as £12 a year.

 To specifically attend Matt Baker’s webinar requires becoming a member by June 16, so that the joining, Zoom link can be issued in good time.

The immediate webinar diary comprises:

 June 21 Matt Baker, orchestrator, The Stove Network, Dumfries

 June 28 Phil Prentice, recent chief officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

 July 5 Roddy Smith, chief executive officer, Essential Edinburgh

 July 12 Sarah Longlands, chief executive, CLES – national organisation for local local economies

 July 19 Claire Carpenter, founder and exec director (social innovation), The Melting Pot coworking hub

 July 26 Aythan Lewes, director, EALA Impacts

 August 2 Sam Foster, architect, Arc Architects

 August 9 David Cook, director, Glasgow Building Preservation Trust

 August 16 Mike Heffron, chief executive officer, Under One Roof

 August 23 Lorraine McGrath, chief executive, Simon Community Scotland homelessness charity

With more announcements to come.