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Designing for a Changing Climate: Carbon Conscious Places

In 2019, Architecture & Design Scotland undertook a year of learning with four communities across Scotland into designing for a changing climate.

This is an approach where practitioners use a whole-place approach to meet the net zero challenge.

By rethinking how we live, move about, support town centres and become more self-sufficient, we were able to consider different ways to reduce emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change in Scotland’s places.

This report will be of interest to anyone involved in planning or developing places, including community members who want to make a difference on the ground.

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