On Tuesday morning Katie and I joined Jenny and Chloe from the World Heritage team at the Edinburgh Pavilion, Pop-Up Cities expo on the Mound. They are working on the review of the management plan for the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. This involves getting the views of those who live, work and visit Edinburgh. They’ve launched a consultation to get as much feedback as possible on Edinburgh as a World heritage Site.
Whilst Edinburgh is a tourist hotspot it also benefits from being a World Heritage Site – with this comes the challenge of managing a city that isn’t just a museum but a liveable place. The aim of the consultation is to understand what people need from their city in to keep its special status as somewhere that’s loved and treasured. We share this with the other famous sites such as Durham, Bath and further afield cities such as Rome, Bruges, Florence, St. Petersberg, Old Havana and the list goes on.
Our mission at the pavilion was to help get the word out and encourage people to get involved in the discussion. To get make a your comment you can complete this online survey.
Closer to home this month, each of the Expo cities (as part of the Festival of Architecture) will give a talk on their pavilion and how it was inspired by their own unique landscape. If you’re interested check out this link to sign up for free and join us there.
Luke and Katie