BEGINS the event blurb: “The world is changing, and so are Scotland’s places.
“Policy makers and researchers will have to work collaboratively with communities in the coming years to improve people’s lives by making sustainable, liveable and productive places.
“This will play a key role in delivering on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as well as our national outcomes.
“We live in challenging times, but better places will be an important part of our response to Scotland’s strategic priorities of ‘net zero’ [carbon emissions], child poverty and a wellbeing economy.
“Changes to our places will not always be easy. People care about their neighbourhoods and rightly and reasonably expect that new development should improve their lives, rather than undermining what they value most. This ‘lunch-and-learn’ will explore how we engage in conversations around place.”