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We are creating a town planning zine, under the title “An unofficial guide to involving young people in their place”.  We are seeking submission from our volunteers, young people and those with an interest in involving young people in community development, heritage and environmental issues, place plans and town planning generally on the theme of “Future Places”.  A zine is a DIY magazine, with a creative aesthetic, designed to get people thinking about issues and promote discussion and awareness, but in an informal and creative way.

Would you like to be involved?  If so, please make and design an A5 size page as a creative response to the theme of “future places”.. this could be in the form of poetry, essay, code, imagined landscape, flash fiction, app outline, recipe, toolkit, case study, comic, drawing, playlist.. the only limit is the A5 page and your imagination.

Submission guide:

  • One Jpeg, PDF or word file showing your A5 page
  • Name (as you wish it to appear)
  • Contact email (will not be published)
  • Social media contact (if you wish this to be published)

Please email your submission to:

Submissions can be anonymous, but we need an email address to inform you of publication details.  Anyone can submit, submissions from outside Scotland are also welcome (so if you have a friend or colleague who works in planning elsewhere in the world, do get them to submit!).

No fee is offered for this work, submissions are voluntary.  Works will be published online, and in a limited edition print run in September 2019.  All work will be under a Creative Commons NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license

We look forward to publishing your amazing ideas and promoting a creative discussion about young people influencing their local environment!

The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2019.

Find out more by contacting Erin Fulton or Alison McCandlish