The planning system is founded on the principles of social equity, equality and delivering public good. Over 20% of planning professionals in Scotland volunteer with PAS, giving their knowledge, experience and time to help people of all ages and backgrounds to participate, at the earliest opportunity, in placemaking.
PAS education programmes are designed for children and young people and our training is targeting seldom heard groups, community groups and elected members. Find out more about the PAS Foundation's work to support young people.
We also facilitate a community visioning process Charretteplus® to help everyone have a say in the future of their area. SP=EED® is our guide to effective community engagement and SP=EED® Verification is the associated skills development programme.
The latest posts from the PAS blog
This blog, based on a recent talk at PAS AGM, looks at how planning fell from fashion for a long period, and what created the new international awareness that places need to be planned.
New PAS guidance will increase awareness and knowledge of the Scottish planning system and engagement between Gypsy/Travellers, planning professionals, elected members and community councillors
Over the last 4 years PAS has been lucky enough to host an German ERASMUS exchange interns from the Bauhaus-University Weimar over the summer. In this blog our most recent intern Julia Schluetsmeier-Hage reflects on her experience with PAS.
PAS’s inaugural Geddes conference was held over days in August 2016, as part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.
The next date for SP=EED Verification training is Thursday 06 October 2016 5.30-9.00pm (Edinburgh).
PAS is currently running a series of Community Placemaking Workshops throughout the Dumfries and Galloway area.
The final reports of our CuparCould Charretteplus are now available to read - learn about the outcomes of the engagement with the local community including young people.
To coincide with Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, the two-day international conference in