Community Planning

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Place-based research

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The Improvement Service has published an overview of place-based working in Scotland, which captures current place-based activities within 27 local authority areas and includes a synthesis of published materials on the subject.


Whilst there is evidence of a wide variety of approaches being undertaken, the research also highlights a range of common principles that feature across most areas.


The report includes a practical checklist that summarises key issues that partnerships may wish to consider, either when embarking upon a new place-based initiative or when reviewing existing activities.  The Improvement Support can offer facilitation support to partnerships as they work through the Checklist.


Over the next few months the Improvement Service will also work with colleagues involved in delivering place-based approaches to establish a physical and virtual place-based learning network.

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