This programme brought together practitioners, policy makers and academics involved with the regeneration processes in three major waterfront developments in Scotland: Dundee, Edinburgh and the Clyde. These three developments together account for a substantial part of overall urban regeneration activity currently under way in Scotland, and have the potential to make a huge impact on Scotland’s future economic and social development. These three initiatives have been evolving in parallel, developing their own independent approaches to city-building and to shaping the new places where people will live and work, with different degrees of success in different areas of development.
Through generating the opportunity for sharing experiences on current and recent regeneration activities, the programme aimed to engage participants in continuing networking and cross-collaboration in order to identify the different approaches, outcomes and, in particular, individual successes. The programme aimed to contribute to the future development of the waterfront areas directly involved in the programme as well as other waterfront regeneration processes emerging in Scotland. In addition, it aimed to guide a debate over issues surrounding economic, social and environmental aspects of regeneration activities in the country, in order to inform policy development and implementation.
The programme included a series of workshops, each exploring an aspect of development across each city and including a field trip, with a final workshop providing the opportunity to draw together conclusions and identify next steps for an ongoing knowledge exchange network of policy-makers, practitioners and academics.