SFT Place Guide
Scottish Futures Trust have harnessed learning from their work with local authorities, public bodies and communities across Scotland to develop a new Place Guide
The Place Guide is a practical, step-by-step approach to implementing the place agenda collaboratively.
An easy to read eight-step summary of the Guide is available here supported by this briefing paper here.
What is the Place Guide for?
Aimed at decision-makers, the Place Guide provides clarity on:
- why place-based approaches should guide the planning and development of investment in services and capital projects
- how all local voices and collaborations influence decisions
- how a place approach can provide clarity about what needs to be done, how that is prioritised and who takes ownership
Place Based Investment
Making best use of resources and investments involves understanding the challenge and the assets that are available. Place based approaches provide a practical mechanism to ensure that investment decisions make the most out of our resources and have the best possible outcomes for communities and the environment.