february, 2019

26feb3:15 pm9:00 pmPortobello connects: collaborative placemaking on the Edinburgh shoreline


Event Details

At this event in partnership with Architecture & Design Scotland, Glasshouse CLD will be bringing together local people and organisations to explore the power of collaboration in shaping places. We’ll look at what’s happening in Portobello and the surrounding shoreline communities to identify the provision of facilities, activities and services. We’ll go on to explore the potential to further connect people, projects and assets and to develop shared sense of place along Edinburgh’s shoreline communities through a collaborative approach to placemaking.

Afternoon drop-in | 3:15 – 6pm

During this session, you are invited to share your views on what is already happening in the area. Help us create a visual map of local activities, services, and initiatives in Portobello and its neighbouring communities. Tell us about how local actions link to the physical qualities of the Edinburgh shoreline, and the ways they come together to make a great place to live, work and play. Please note you do not need to register for the drop-in afternoon.

Community co-design & placemaking workshop outline | 6-9pm

Our evening cross-pollination workshop is an active space where we will focus on making connections to enhance what is already happening and to activate new initiatives in local places and spaces. We’ll round up the evening with a discussion about the potential for this collaborative approach to mobilise joint action, as well as how this can enrich more traditional approaches to development and regeneration on the Edinburgh shoreline, and beyond.

A light buffet dinner will be served during the evening workshop.


(Tuesday) 3:15 pm - 9:00 pm



Bellfield, 16B Bellfield Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 2BP


Glass-house Community Led Design Wardrobe Place, London

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