The planning system is founded on the principles of social equity, equality and delivering public good. Over 20% of planning professionals in Scotland volunteer with PAS, giving their knowledge, experience and time to help people of all ages and backgrounds to participate, at the earliest opportunity, in placemaking.
PAS education programmes are designed for children and young people and our training is targeting seldom heard groups, community groups and elected members. Find out more about the PAS Foundation's work to support young people.
We also facilitate a community visioning process Charretteplus® to help everyone have a say in the future of their area. SP=EED® is our guide to effective community engagement and SP=EED® Verification is the associated skills development programme.
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As part of a series of 'meet our volunteers' profiles, meet PAS volunteer Jenny Wood.
Hundreds of local people have attended a series of events designed to consider the future of Rosefield Mills in Dumfries.
PAS gives evidence to the Local Government Committee about the new Bill.
As we settle into 2018, PAS Volunteer CJ Walker recalls some of the highlights from last year.
Your Kirkwall is a series of community conversations
PAS has launched a youth volunteering programme in the Year of Young People.
SP=EED Verification is a two-part skills development programme for planners and others who would like to enhance their approaches to community engagement.