20 Minute Neighbourhoods – the recording and outputs from the 2021vSRP Session on 18th March 2021.
Session curated by the Development Trusts Association Scotland and chaired by Lena Hutton, Development Manager, DTAS.
The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns highlighted not only how resilient communities are, but it also magnified the issues others already had. Looking forward now at recovery, the Scottish Government has published its Programme for Government (PfG) in which it supports the idea of 20-minute neighbourhoods and the benefits of living within 20 minutes walking distance of a person’s daily needs. This session was a participative exploration of how a 20-minute neighbourhood model may be interpreted for rural and island Scotland.
- Louisa MacDonnell, CEO of DTAS
- Sarah-Jane Allsopp, Project Development Manager, Castle Douglas Development Forum
- Robert Scott, Community Hub Manager, Rosewell Development Trust