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Designing for a Changing Climate

Carbon Conscious Places
Architecture + Design Scotland

In 2019, the Energy and Climate Change Directorate of the Scottish Government asked Architecture and Design Scotland to help implement Scotland’s Climate Change Plan and Act at a local level. Over the last decade, A&DS has collected intelligence on sustainable design. However, with the introduction of a target to be a net zero carbon society by 2045, we recognised we could both support and gain more understanding of the practical and creative ways places can help achieve this ambition.

Architecture and Design Scotland  recently undertook an exploration into designing for a changing climate, where practitioners use a whole place approach to meet the net zero carbon challenge. Through rethinking how we move about, how we live, how we support town centres and how we become more self-sufficient, we can consider the different ways to address carbon emissions, as well as climate adaptation.  

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Designing for a Changing Climate Publication Urban Design Group