beta

You're viewing our new website - find out more

Publication - Publication

Creating Places: A policy statement on architecture and place for Scotland

Published: 24 Jun 2013
Part of:
Building, planning and design
ISBN:
9781782566229

This statement sets out the comprehensive value good design can deliver.

38 page PDF

4.8MB

38 page PDF

4.8MB

Contents
Creating Places: A policy statement on architecture and place for Scotland
Stage 3: Assessing the impacts and identifying opportunities to promote equality

38 page PDF

4.8MB

Stage 3: Assessing the impacts and identifying opportunities to promote equality

Having considered the data and evidence you have gathered, this section requires you to consider the potential impacts - negative and positive - that your policy might have on each of the protected characteristics. It is important to remember the duty is also a positive one - that we must explore whether the policy offers the opportunity to promote equality and/or foster good relations.

Do you think that the policy impacts on people because of their age?

Age Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation X No direct impact, although better education and information about specific needs and illustrations of good practice could improve outcomes.
Advancing equality of opportunity X Policy supports accessible places and buildings, and the need for those responsible for delivering the built environment to take account of whole life use, and the needs of all. Involvement of people of all ages in decisions about the shaping of their built environments in ways which support a variety of needs though design-led community engagement.
Promoting good relations among and between different age groups X No direct impact, although policy promotes mixed use communities, and community engagement, which may lead to closer interaction between different age groups. The policy will also promote collaborative community design which has the potential to bring together different age groups to discuss the future development of their environments.

Do you think that the policy impacts disabled people?

Disability Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation X No direct impact, although better education and information about specific needs and illustrations of good practice is likely to improve outcomes and see more effective implementation of existing regulations and laws.
Advancing equality of opportunity X Policy supports accessible places and buildings, and the need for those responsible for delivering the built environment to take account of whole life use, and the needs of all.
Promoting good relations among and between disabled and able bodied people X No direct impact, although the promotion of collaborative community design has the potential to bring together people with and without disabilities and to discuss how best to design their environments.

Do you think that the policy impacts on men and women in different ways?

Gender Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination X No direct impact
Advancing equality of opportunity X No direct impact, although the public promotion of design architecture and placemaking through exhibitions and events has the potential to promote equal opportunities for any gender to participate or work in the sector.
Promoting good relations between men and women X No direct impact

Do you think your policy impacts on transsexual people?

Gender reassignment Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination X No direct impact
Advancing equality of opportunity X No direct impact
Promoting good relations X No direct impact

Do you think that the policy impacts on people because if they are lesbian, gay or bisexual?

Sexual orientation Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination X No direct impact
Advancing equality of opportunity X No direct impact
Promoting good relations X No direct impact

Do you think the policy impacts on people on the grounds of their race?

Race Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination X No direct impact
Advancing equality of opportunity X No direct impact
Promoting good race relations X No direct impact

Do you think the policy impacts on people because of their religion or belief?

Religion and Belief Positive Negative None Reasons for your decision
Eliminating unlawful discrimination X No direct impact
Advancing equality of opportunity X No direct impact
Promoting good relations X No direct impact

Contact