The places we live in shape our everyday lives, and shape our health and wellbeing. A positive environment supports strong, safe communities, contributes to mental wellbeing and encourages active lifestyles. This seminar was an opportunity to explore how place making can effectively support health and wellbeing, and how urban design can help create healthy places. It will provide an opportunity to learn from leading international practice as well as local initiatives.
Leo Kosonen, Finland, Author and former Chief Planner of the City of Kuopio
Leo Kosonen, was the City Planning Manager of the City of Kuopio for 15 years and developed the “Kuopio Model”, which has been used as a tool of city planning in Kuopio for twenty years and has influenced planning policy across Finland.
Sandy Robinson, Scottish Government
Sandy Robinson, Principal Architect, Scottish Government, leads the Architecture branch within the Architecture and Place team at the Scottish Government and has responsibility for a range of projects and policy initiatives including the Creating Places policy statement on architecture and place.
Heather Boyd, Groundwork
Justine Daly, Strategic Investment Board
Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG)