Other Manuals and Briefings

Town Centre Living

A Caring Place Report
Architecture + Design Scotland

Our demographic future is very much now as we need places where we can care and be cared for in supportive and adapted environments that have people and their well-being at their heart. With social isolation and loneliness being identified as major public health issues, especially for older people, we need to seriously reflect on how we can adapt and improve our town centres to help combat those challenges.

Published in March 2019, this report sets out the work that Architecture and Design Scotland has been coordinating, together with Scotland’s Towns Partnership, to respond and support the Scottish Government’s work around Town Centre Living.

Download the report to read about:

  • Ten Principles of a Caring Place and examples 
  • Vision for creating a more caring town centre
  • A Caring Place resources

Further reading

Intergenerational Housing Case Studies

Town Centre Living Publication Urban Design Group