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Sir Patrick Geddes Commemorative Lecture 2013 Lecture

Date June 20th, 2013

Time 17.45

Venue Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, National Galleries of Scotland

Place The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL (Please enter via the Gardens Entrance).

2013 Lecture: Transition Towns by Rob Hopkins

Rob is co-founder of the Transition Network, which supports thousands of communities in becoming more resilient through increased local food, local enterprise and a range of other approaches, and of Transition Town Totnes.  He is the author of The Transition Handbook and The Transition Companion and he speaks widely about the importance of local economies and of ‘engaged optimism’ as a response to the world’s challenges.  He was recently voted one of ‘Britain’s 50 New Radicals’ and he blogs at

The lecture is organised by RTPI Scotland and supported by the Sir Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust and the Saltire Society.  The lecture is kindly sponsored by Scottish Government and Architecture + Design Scotland.  Information on booking tickets here.