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2050 Edinburgh City Vision

Scotland's Proud Capital

Throughout its history, Edinburgh has been a city of innovation and change.

The last 30 years have been no different. In the early 1980s Edinburgh was a city with population in decline, facing a changing economy and significant social health challenges.

In 2018, we are a successful city where population is growing more quickly than any other major city in the UK, and whose strong economy and quality of life is recognised across the world.

With this vibrancy and growth come many challenges. Whether it is in increased inequality and pockets of severe deprivation, or in increased pressure on our city infrastructure and environment, we know that the city needs to adapt and change again.

But where are we headed in the future? What will the Edinburgh of 2050 be like?

The Edinburgh 2050 City 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.

During the first year of the city vision conversation, we have spoken to thousands of stakeholders in the city – in community halls and schools, in board rooms and conference centres. Online, through our website and on Twitter, we received hundreds of ideas, each expressing part of a vision for what Edinburgh could be in 2050. From this feedback, it has been possible to create the themes of the city vision – core values, some of which are aspirations for tomorrow, some are key strengths today.

But we still need to hear from you, the citizens of Edinburgh. In the year 2050, what will your Edinburgh be like? Submit your vision for the Edinburgh of the future >

Read the Edinburgh 2050 Blog >