The articles in the report recognise the multi-faceted nature of placemaking and the fact that it can be driven by a variety of competing forces (physical, political, economic, social, environmental), agendas, and actors (public, private or communities) aiming to regenerating a space within an urban landscape. It also appreciates that at the core of placemaking processes and practices are long-established debates around different conceptualisations of what constitutes/defines a place.
Although the authors often write of ‘towns’ and ‘cities’, we recognise that these concerns affect all forms and scales of physical development, from urban centres to suburbs and rural villages. This report is targeted at property owners and managers, developers and designers, and city authorities.
The places where we live are important to our health and wellbeing. Changing how road space is used has an important part to play in people’s quality of life.
This strategy contains current initiatives and future actions to help fulfil the Scottish Government vision for the retail sector in a fair, sustainable way.