Digital Communication Survey

We have committed to improve the way that we communicate with our stakeholders.  As a first step, we are keen to understand how our stakeholders find out about planning and architecture information generally, and invite feedback on our current digital communication platforms.

The findings will be used to help us tailor our future communication to meet stakeholder needs.  

The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and runs until 31 July 2015.   All responses are anonymous.

The importance of Architecture and Place making in Government

The quality of the built environment affects everyone in Scotland.


The purpose of architecture and urban design is not only to meet our practical needs in housing, our activities, but also to improve the quality of life for the people of Scotland.Inspirational Designs

How buildings and places are made, the quality of their design and of the built environments they help shape, should be a matter of concern for us all.

The key challenges for creating a high quality built environment are to:

  • create successful, thriving and sustainable places and communities

  • deliver well-designed public buildings which are greener - and which represent good value for money

  • tackle the barriers to good quality development, through education, skills and advocacy

Creating Places

Scotland’s new architecture and place Policy statement, “Creating Places”, was launched on June 24, 2013 by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP.

An important part of the policy statement is the architecture and place microsite "creating Places".

The site provides a range of place focused resources.


Launch of a ‘Toolbox’ for Designing Streets

Designing streets creating places Designing Streets Toolbox has been created to help with specific tasks related to guidance, design or development processes of street design.




Scottish Government Planning Architecture Inspirational boards for creative places, good design, lively streets and green spaces. Join us on Pinterest and pin your inspirational pictures.