Developing a vision for Edinburgh 2050

Golden Edinburgh Photo taken by Kirsty McWhirter, published on Flickr under creative commons license.

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Edinburgh is developing a vision for 2050 and they want your help. Visit the site now to share your views, or register and come along to a special workshop for churches and faith groups on Sunday 20th November 2016 at Augustine United Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge EH1 1EL, 3-5pm.

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The City of Edinburgh Council is embarking on a project to develop a vision for Edinburgh 2050 and they want your help.

The 2050 vision aspires to be:

  • Ambitious
  • One that we can all understand and buy into
  • Developed with involvement from residents of all ages, businesses and groups from all sectors

To help it do this, they’ve launched a city wide conversation to hear from everyone with an interest in the city.

In particular, they’re looking at the key themes of: Community, Digital & Technology, Built Environment, Business & Work, Health, Faith, Transport, Sustainable Development, Young People, Housing, Education, Physical Activity & Sport, Culture & Tourism, Community Safety, Natural Environment and they want to know:

  1. What is great about Edinburgh as a city in 2016?
  2. What could be better?
  3. What should Edinburgh be like in 2050?

Have your say

You can visit the site now and answer as an individual, or meet as a group and give a more collective response.

Group workshop for churches and faith groups

Edinburgh Churches Together, in partnership with Edinburgh Presbytery, have therefore organised a group workshop for churches and faith groups across the city, to be held on the afternoon of Sunday 20th November 2016.

The proposed program for the afternoon workshop is:

3.00           Welcome

3.05           Representative of City of Edinburgh Council to offer overview of 2050 Edinburgh City Vision

3.15           Rev Carol Ford to explain the 2050 consultation process

3.25           15 discussion groups offer around the room. Each taking one of the Themes and exploring the 3 Questions in relation to it.

3.55           Break

4.00           15 discussion groups offer around the room. Each taking one of the Themes and exploring the 3 Questions in relation to it.

4.30           Facilitators briefly feedback the responses.

4.50           Closing Remarks

5.00           Finish

We would like to encourage all churches across the city to send at least one representative to participate in the workshop, so that our response is as honest a reflection as possible. Each participant will be able to take part in two workshops, engaging with two of the 15 themes which are of greatest interest to you.

If you are able to send a representative please book on through the Eventbright page, or call Nicola Robinson on 07950 431513.

(Photo taken by Kirsty McWhirter, published on Flickr under creative commons license. Unchanged.)