Category Archives: Placemaking

Review of the Marchmont, Meadows and Bruntsfield Conservation Area Character Appraisal

We’re reviewing our Character Appraisal for the Marchmont, Meadows and Bruntsfield Conservation Area. Originally designated in 1987, the Character Appraisal was last reviewed in 2007. What is a conservation area and why do we designate them? Conservation areas are defined … Continue reading

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Redford Barracks Place Brief – Consultation Event

Last week we hosted the first two of three consultation events to allow the public, local interest groups and stakeholders to express their ideas about the future of Redford Barracks and its redevelopment. Thank you to everyone who attended the … Continue reading

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Best Buildings in Scotland Awards 2019

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland has published the winning projects of its 2019 awards, showing the best new buildings from around the country. Councillor Neil Gardiner, Planning Convenor commented on the awards saying, “It is worth noting that … Continue reading

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City Plan 2030 – Children and Young People Engagement

As we start to prepare City Plan 2030, we have been visiting secondary schools across Edinburgh, coinciding with the 2018 Year of Young People. We have been asking young people about what they think about their area, and what issues … Continue reading

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Public Life Street Assessments

A series of studies investigating the public life of Edinburgh’s town centres reveal how each currently functions in terms of pedestrian/cyclist movement and as a place.                             … Continue reading

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Open Space 2021: Co-design of a new community park for Greendykes

Liz Thomas from Here + Now CIC gave the third presentation in a series of talks to raise awareness of Open Space 2021, Edinburgh’s new Open Space Strategy. Liz’s talk focused on the process of co-design with the local community … Continue reading

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50 Years of Conservation Areas

Why do we designate conservation areas? It is 50 years since the Civic Amenities Act 1967 introduced the concept of protecting the character of areas of historic and architectural interest by the designation of conservation areas The Edinburgh Local Development … Continue reading

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