On 30th October 2003, the Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum (SURF) hosted a conference on ‘New Delivery Vehicles in Regeneration’ at the COSLA Conference Centre at Haymarket in Edinburgh. The event focused on a variety of innovative regeneration vehicles and coincided with a consultation by the Scottish Executive on the role and potential of Urban Regeneration Companies (URCs) in the Scottish regeneration context.
The seminar was chaired by Jim Rafferty, SURF board member, and Chief Executive of the Capital City Partnership. Jim welcomed everyone and outlined the context of the event in terms of the development of policy and practice in regeneration in Scotland. He went on to particularly welcome the guest speakers whose presentations would provide the basis for further discussion. Jim also noted that SURF would be producing and circulating a report of the main points covered in the course of the afternoon.