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Policy. Practice. Investment.

Mhairi Donaghy to Explore how we Scale up Town Centre Living at the Place Management Conference


When: Wednesday, 28th February 2024
Where: Euston, London
Cost: Tickets from as little as £99 (+VAT)
Booking Information: Available Here


For many reasons, more housing in town centres is inevitable. While this presents many challenges, if integrated well, high street homes could boost the fortunes of town centres.

To achieve this there needs to be alignment between policy, practice and investment around town centre living.

Building on Scotland's Town Centre Action Plan, the Scottish Futures Trust has explored best practice in scaling up town centre living. ATCM is delighted that Mhairi Donaghy will help us to understand how to create great town centre living with best practice examples. She will be part of the panel ‘Policy and Practice in the Resi-fication of the High Street’.

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About Mhairi
Mhairi is an economic development professional with over 30 years’ experience across public sector regeneration project delivery and private sector economic research consultancy.

She joined Scottish Futures Trust in 2021 and leads work on Town Centre Living, authoring the 2023 multi-agency report ‘Good Homes at the Heart of Great Places’ available here.  She works with partners to promote opportunities, share knowledge of good practice and support project delivery.

Scottish Futures Trust is the Scottish Government’s infrastructure centre of expertise, working hand in hand with the public and private sectors to maximise the benefits coming from their infrastructure projects – how it is paid for, how it is built, how it is used and how it is maintained.

Mhairi is also the Vice Chair and Board Member with Scotland’s Towns Partnership, the national towns’ collective that champions their place at the heart of Scotland and advocates for their pivotal role in a stronger, more sustainable future.

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The 2024 Place Management Conference will explore the future of UK and Irish town and city centres in the context of more housing. We will ask crucial questions on how we get the right balance between the two, what this shift means for the provision for place management services and the impact on the funding models we rely on.

The 2024 Place Management Conference will explore the topic of high street homes in a level of detail not previously explored at ATCM. Tickets are on sale now. Book early to avoid disappointment. For those wanting to pay via invoice and not via credit card, contact Karen Shields at
Additional discounts are available for group bookings.

Book your place here

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