Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM BST
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Alison Jones 

EDAS Conference - Planet | People | Place - Session 3: Place 

 The third session in our climate series, focuses on ‘Place’; where local aspirations align with global responsibility. Our places need to thrive for our communities to thrive, all whilst respecting the planet.

The blueing and greening of infrastructure that underpins development and regeneration in place is the key to unlocking economic, social and environmental impact. In our June session we hear from around Scotland and beyond.

The EDAS Climate Conference Series will hear from insightful speakers and facilitate action focused discussion that includes tangible examples. The series aims to positively steer the direction of travel towards unlocking Scotland’s economic, social and environmental potential.



13:00 – 13:05    Welcome and Introduction

Liz McEntee, Chair of EDAS

13:05 – 13:10    Introducing Place Session Host

Diarmaid Lawlor, Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust

13:10 – 13:15    Audience Poll

“To what extent is your organisation currently focused on helping places benefit from the transition to a net zero future?”


Scotland in Context

13:15 – 13:25    Scotland-wide: Sam Cassels, Place Principle Adviser, Scottish Government

13:25 – 13:35    South of Scotland regional approach: Colin Banks, Net Zero Strategy Lead, South of Scotland Enterprise


Beyond Scotland

13:35 – 13:50    The City Doughnut – A Tool for Transformative Action

Leonora Grcheva, Cities & Regions Lead, Doughnut Economics Action Lab


13:50 – 14:05     Q & A

14:05 – 14:10    Audience Poll    

“What is the biggest priority for Scotland’s economic development community during the 2020s in our places in a just, net zero transition?”


14:10 – 14:15     Break


14:15 – 14:50    Panel Session: The Blue-ing and Greening of Scotland’s Infrastructure

Audience participation is invited following brief insights (5 minutes) from each panellist. 

Chris Breslin, Associate, Stantec

Fraser Crichton, Corporate Fleet Operations Manager, Dundee City Council

David Stewart, Lead on Land for Housing, Development and Regeneration,  Scottish Land Commission


14:50 – 14:55     Audience Poll

“Would an EDAS Place Community of Practice provide a useful role for the economic development community?”


14:55 – 15:00    Closing Remarks: Diarmaid Lawlor and Liz McEntee



We are delighted to offer these sessions free to EDAS Members. If you are unsure if you are a member, please contact alison@edas.org.uk.

Non EDAS member fees are £50 + VAT for each Conference Session. Alternatively, you can join EDAS and take advantage of our membership benefits. To do this please visit our website.