Edinburgh 2050 Vision
In 2016, the city of Edinburgh began a conversation about its future to create a vision for 2050: what priorities should the vision include and how might they be delivered.
From this feedback, it has been possible to create the themes of the city vision. The feedback so far has been summarised into four emerging themes, revealing that residents, businesses and organisations in the Capital want Edinburgh to be an ‘inspired, connected, fair and thriving city’ in 2050. The ‘One Year On’ document has further detail on the themes. The vision will continue to develop after a next stage of consultations which will take place between September – December 2018.
ZERO CARBON EDINBURGH PETITION
Edinburgh Council is asking what is our vision for the city in 2050. Let’s tell them it should be fossil-free, zero-carbon, sustainable and equal.
Edinburgh Council ‘s 2050 City Vision says ”Edinburgh needs an ambitious vision; one that we can all understand and buy into. This is why the city is embarking on a project to develop a vision for 2050.”
Do you think it should commit to becoming Zero Carbon?
This goal would deliver a fairer, greener city with better housing, transformed transport and improved lifestyles and health as well as meet obligations to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
So we’re calling on the City Council to plan now for this outcome, to secure the investment needed and to use leadership to overcome logjams which hold up key projects.
We at Transition Edinburgh are proud to have launched in September 2017 our latest initiative:
“Pathways to Zero Carbon Edinburgh”. This initiative is the start for wider projects/ activities in collaboration with different local organisations – together we are aiming to reach the objective of reaching zero emissions in Edinburgh by 2040.
You can find more detailed information at Zero Carbon Edinburgh.
September Survey results
Over the past year Transition Edinburgh has hosted community engagement events where we shared ideas on ways to achieve a low carbon, resilient capital city. 300 people came up with plenty of ideas. More than 70 participants ranked these ideas and priorities in TE Survey results September 2017.
Summary of 2016-17 Conversations & Locality improvement Plans events can be found in TE Conversations + LIP 2017 – Summary
“Zero Carbon Britain” course
Reem Alkayyem, Katharina Bouchaar, and Johanna Carrie from Transition Edinburgh attended the 2017 “Zero Carbon Britain” course at the independent Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth, Wales.
The course introduced the changes needed in order to achieve a 100% renewable energy-driven Britain with current technologies. This mainly requires improvements in the buildings, land use, energy, and transport sectors.
Inspired by the course, Transition Edinburgh team is developing initiatives and projects to be launched next September.
Beanies for babies
Johanna Carrie represented Transition Edinburgh in supporting “Friends of the Earth” and anti fracking groups outside Parliament on Thursday May 25th. Some supportive MSPs came to talk to us. About 100 people signed petition postcards. The beanies for babies is linked to the protest, as tinies will be the most vulnerable if fracking chemicals contaminate drinking water. The baby hats will be donated to a Falkirk hospital.