Placemaking for a Thriving Welsh Langauage

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The Welsh language is part of the social and cultural fabric in all Welsh towns and communities and contributes to their own distinctive sense of place and traditions. This Network Event is aimed at town and community councils who are taking steps to make more use of Welsh themselves, support the use of Welsh in their communities, and thinking about or involved in placemaking/planning.

The webinar will provide an overview of the Welsh language planning policy context and will present case-studies across Wales where community development work and planning decisions have addressed this issue, both in rural and urban settings. The event will also focus on the contribution of planning to the Thriving Welsh Language Well-Being Goal and how it must ensure that the conditions that are essential for Welsh to thrive are considered. The presentation will also provide examples of using planning conditions to mitigate and optimise a proposal’s impact on the thriving Welsh language. Finally, participants will also be provided with information about how to increase their use of Welsh and sources of information about the Welsh language in their areas which will allow them to contribute to this aspect of Placemaking.

This is a joint Network Event organised by Planning Aid Wales and IAITH: Welsh Centre for Language Planning. Officers from each organisation will be presenting.

We are also fortunate to welcome speakers from across Wales who are activists at the community level and language and spatial planners who will provide case-studies of their work.



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