Present Voices Future Lives: Housing to 2040 Exhibition and Public Engagement Workshops

  • Carter, Kate (Principal Investigator)
  • Scott, Iain (Principal Investigator)
  • Stewart, Chris (Project Partner)
  • McLachlan, Nicola (Project Partner)
  • Schmeisser, Sigrid (Project Partner)
  • Leslie, Chris (Collaborator)
  • Halliday, Sandy (Researcher)

Project Details


The Scottish Government has begun to consider how our homes and communities should look and feel in 2040 and the options and choices to achieve this.

The travelling exhibition is curated and designed by Edinburgh University’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), award-winning Scottish practice Collective Architecture and Peak15 Design, together with Chris Leslie and Sandy Halliday. Accompanying the exhibition are facilitated workshop sessions, designed to hear from a range of voices.

The views collected through the consultation and the travelling exhibition will help to inform the Scottish Government’s final vision and route map for housing over the next 20 years, which it is aiming to publish in spring 2020.

Layman's description

Home is more than simply shelter. It is not just the place where we live, but has a huge influence on how we live. It can shape our health and wellbeing, as well as our work and prosperity. It also impacts on the quality of our environment and the strength of our communities. Housing touches every part of life in Scotland, from childhood to old age.

We’re here to explore the future, working to understand what our homes and communities should look and feel like in 2040. The exhibition looks at themes around living and housing, offering the opportunity for discovery and discussion – gathering and sharing views about our housing needs and aspirations.

By listening to voices from across the country and across generations, we’re building a picture of a housing system that can evolve and adapt to the challenges that tomorrow brings, from an ageing population to the climate emergency.
Short titlePresent Voices Future Lives
Effective start/end date17/06/1928/02/20


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  • Our Place: Housing

    Scott, I. & Carter, K., 15 Jan 2023

    Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

    Open Access