Scottish Urban Students Forum event to discuss future of urban planning and the built environment

The Urban Society of Heriot-Watt University will be launching the first annual Scottish Urban Students Forum networking and speakers event on April 6 at the Scottish Poetry Library.

The theme for the inaugural networking and speakers event will be Perspectives in Placemaking: The future of Planning and the Built Environment for prospective new entrants to the industry.

The event will include keynote talks from Cliff Hague (full line-up to be confirmed), a Q+A panel of industry professionals and a networking event for students to engage with public and third sector professionals to discuss how to build the future of the built environment in Scotland.

If you are interested in this event, then book your place here to guarantee your place. This event has a limited number of spaces so be sure to book ahead.

Refreshments will be provided upon arrival.


Details are subject to change but the provisional programme will include:

  • A networking session with planning professionals, planning graduates and prospective planners.
  • A talk on Scottish public engagement in planning by Erin Fulton (PAS).
  • A Q+A Panel on the possibilities of the new Planning Bill and how incoming planners can work to improve the planning system and built environment outcomes.
  • A key-note speech on placemaking in the UK by Cliff Hague.
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