We create and support place-based partnerships, networks and alliances for change.

We integrate climate resilience into placemaking and place-based change processes, taking a systems approach to support transformational change and prioritise fairness.  This includes  locally-led action, enabling local leadership and catalysing change through our expertise, tools and networks.

We collaborate with a wide range of partners – communities, local and national government, civil society and business, recognising the need for relationship building and inclusive governance

We have an evolving framework for change, actively documenting and sharing learning with and between places and partnerships

Examples of our placemaking projects:

  • Climate Ready Clyde: a pioneering cross-sector initiative funded by 15 member organisations and supported by the Scottish Government to create and deliver a shared vision, strategy and action plan for an adapting Glasgow City Region.
  • Climate Ready Ken: In summer 2020, Adaptation Scotland began working with Loch Ken Trust on the Climate Ready Ken project. This project is part of Adaptation Scotland’s localities work supporting communities to get ready for the inevitable impacts of climate change. 
  • Weathering Change in North Glasgow: an action research project that explored how communities could become more resilient to climate change.

Our Climate Ready Placemaking paper sets out our approach in more detail.