For anyone that has recently visited the City Chambers, you might have spied the community map we made earlier this year on display in the main foyer. Director of Place for the City of Edinburgh Council, Paul Lawrence, was kind enough to offer to have the map on display having seen it at our celebration event in March. Displaying the map in the City Chambers over the month of September has been a great way to engage more people with the project, and also get it noticed by more councillors and council staff.
Over late 2018/early 2019 we met with community groups and local residents and asked them to consider what they cherish about living in a capital city with a coast, as well as sharing aspirations for the future. The message was clear: our coastline is a wonderful asset. It allows people to connect with nature and has benefits for health and well-being; but it is also under-utilised and in need of protection.
If you’d like to see the map for yourself, you can download it here: Edinburgh Shoreline Community Map. We’d also love to hear if you have any further thoughts; just drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org.