Presentation on theme: "Too Many Cooks? Or Can a strategy for the creation of sustainable mixed communities be realised Sandra Renicks Development Programme Leader Forward Scotland."— Presentation transcript:
Too Many Cooks? Or Can a strategy for the creation of sustainable mixed communities be realised Sandra Renicks Development Programme Leader Forward Scotland
The Community of Scotland
London Newspaper Headlines Conned pensioner ‘living in shock’ Tributes for stabbed Barnet FC Youth Captain BUNDLES of cash and suspected wraps of cocaine were seized in a pub raid on Friday night A former Metropolitan Police officer has been charged over a robbery at a betting shop in east London. Sidcup the High street has more properties unlet than let Criminal gangs scam thousands of pounds from cash points in Camden A handful of local authorities in London are to be offered a share of over £56m to tackle youth crime.
Sustainable Development Pennies Places People Sustainable Development
Myths and Misconceptions All actions for climate change are fundamentally sustainable Sustainable Development is a green issue Giving communities green spaces makes them more sustainable Sustainable buildings cost more money People who live in energy efficient buildings use less energy than those who don’t
Ignore the rules Incoherent Activities Environmental and Social Injustice No change!!!!
Local Definitions Active communities, where people are motivated by connections to their own interests A community that believes it is a community, with the power to do something that affects their lives and creates opportunities in their future A place where people want to live
Forward Scotland Well- being surveys Happiness and well-being as indicators Surveys in urban and rural areas throughout Scotland Not scientific but surprising
And the survey says…. Rural areas happier than urban areas Older happier than the young Little correlation with income High level of concern with the environment Low belief in ability to change
A town of well-being? Muirkirk - East Ayrshire Official Remote Rural Just under 30% deprived Felt Healthy Good Social Networks Very High Happiness Rating
Sustainable Communities in Scotland Already exist Where there is leadership from within Where there is a sense of belonging Where there is a sense of well- being Create or facilitate?