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GWSF Annual Regeneration Conference 2021

4th June 2021 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

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CCHAs: still at the heart of place-making in their communities

Friday, 4th June, 2021, 9.30am – 2.00pm.

The last year has highlighted just how important ‘keeping it local’ has been in terms of swift and effective responses. For our members, physical, social and economic regeneration in their communities have always been closely intertwined. For over 40 years, CCHAs have put their local communities’ assets and input at the heart of their place-making processes.

Our summer regeneration conference, this year in Zoom format, will focus on CCHAs’ place-making work in and with their local communities.

The conference is always popular with both committee members and staff, and with colleagues in other sectors. As usual, delegates will hear from a great line-up of speakers on the day and also take part in café sessions, where our members will showcase some of their innovative place-making projects.

The plenary sessions include:

  • Keeping Scotland Beautiful, with Katie Murray, Communities and Place Manager at Keep Scotland Beautiful
  • Creating Living Streets, with Katharine Brough, Head of Behaviour Change, Cycling Scotland, and Robert Weetman, Technical Coordinator, Scotland, Living Streets
  • Why Place-making Matters, with Ian Gilzean, Chief Architect, Planning and Architecture, Scottish Government
  • Place-making in Castlemilk; looking back, moving forward, with Maureen Cope (MBE), Board Member, Ardenglen HA, and Anna Stuart (MBE), Board Member and Ambassador, Cassiltoun HA
  • Messages from the Midsteeple Quarter Project, with Scott Mackay, Executive Director, Midsteeple Quarter

Five Café Sessions about members’ place-making work include:

  • Ayrshire Housing – Place-making across Communities: Jim Whiston, Director, Ayrshire Housing
  • Easthall Park Housing Cooperative – More than a Landlord: Claire McGraw, Director, and Brian McMahon, Maintenance Manager, Easthall Park HC
  • Govan HA and Southside HA – Creating post-pandemic spaces: Ryan Davidson, Govan HA Community Inclusion Officer, on the Backcourt Improvement Programme/Feasibility Study, and Pauline Fletcher, Southside HA Community Initiatives Manager, on Queensland Court and Gardens
  • Queens Cross HA – Woodside Making Places Project: Alan Muir, Investment Manager, Queens Cross HA
  • Thenue HA/Blaeloch Community Land Ltd: Ruth Adam, Community Regeneration Manager, Thenue HA, and Frank Soutar, local resident and Chair, Blaeloch Community Land Ltd

More details are included in the draft programme.




4th June 2021
9:30 am - 2:00 pm