People and Places
PEOPLE AND PLACES: MAKE LEITH BETTER
Over a six-month period, Leith Creative worked to bring a wider community together to talk about the future of Leith. Through a round table conversation process called a design charrette and by utilising local creative capacity, we asked people who live and/or work in the Leith area the following three simple questions:
- What do you think Leith’s greatest assets are?
- What do you think Leith’s biggest challenges are?
- What steps would you take to make Leith better?
This is the result of those conversations.
‘FINDING WAYS AND PLACES TO CONNECT AND LIVE WELL TOGETHER... NOT JUST BESIDE EACH OTHER’
‘PUT THE PEOPLE AT THE HEART OF ALL PLANNING DECISIONS.’
'HELP TO BUILD COLLECTIVE THINKING AND ACTION. PROTOTYPE NEW THINKING AND WAYS OF WORKING.'
A total of 748 people responded in person or on-line to our survey .
Respondents came from mixed backgrounds and age groups, reflective of all demographics within the local community and in line with Census data for the area. Of this representative group, over half (53%) live in Leith, over a third (35%) both live and work in Leith, with the remaining (12%) working in the Leith area.
In addition, between May-September 2017 a further 2000 people attended one of our 18 core events or spent some other substantive time contributing ideas or engaging with the programme.
Events were run across the Leith area, nine in partnership with creative hubs and nine on-street or in partnership with community venues.
For more information Download the Leith Blueprint below.
WATCH THE REPORTING EVENT
Morvern Cunningham and Duncan Bremner present the findings of the Leith Blueprint at the Leith Creative Reporting event, 19th October 2017, Custom Lane.