Beyond design review: collaborating to create well-designed places in Scotland

White, J. T. and Chapple, H. (2019) Beyond design review: collaborating to create well-designed places in Scotland. Journal of Urban Design, 24(4), pp. 597-604. (doi: 10.1080/13574809.2018.1529537)

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This practice paper reflects on the national design advice service in Scotland that has been operated by Architecture & Design Scotland (A&DS) since 2005. Placed in the context of research on design review practice, the paper describes how design review in Scotland has evolved from a traditional panel model operating alongside a range of training and skills development functions into a more holistic and dynamic design advice service. The paper argues that the evolution of design review in Scotland signifies an innovative shift away from the often combative setting of a design panel, where the force of an argument frequently wins the day, towards a more measured, iterative and collaborative process of nurturing and enabling well-designed buildings and places.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:White, Dr James
Authors: White, J. T., and Chapple, H.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Urban Design
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1469-9664
Published Online:15 October 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
First Published:First published in Journal of Urban Design 24(4): 597-604
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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