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.
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PAS has embarked on a new and exciting project made possible by the Aspiring Communities Fund and the European Social Fund led by the Scottish Government.
This event will look at the implications of the Community Empowerment Act and impact of future legislation on the built environment.
PAS has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation paper on the introduction of the Socio-Economic Duty.
PAS recently worked with NVA to hear the views of local people about the wider area around St. Peter’s Seminary.
Over the past 3-4 months PAS has been running a Charretteplus® in the Glenrothes West communities of Macedonia, Tanshall and Caskieberran.
Following on from the success of the 2016 PAS conference; “Outlook: Exploring Geddes in the 21st Century” and in light of growing international interest in the work of Sir Patrick Geddes, PAS will host a follow-on conference this September.
In The Footsteps of Geddes is a Heritage Lottery funded project, focused on connecting young people with their places and heritage.
PAS has recently responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation Places, people and planning: Position Statement (June 2017)