Leith Creative Findings
PEOPLE AND PLACES: MAKE LEITH BETTER
Over a six month period, Leith Creative has been working to bring a wider community together through creative means to talk about the future of Leith. Through an engagement process called a design charrette and utilising our local creative capacity, we have been asking the following simple questions of people who live and/or work in the Leith area:
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 our findings.
‘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 to our survey. 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, a further 2000 people attended one of our 18 core events or spent some other substantive time engaging with the programme and contributing ideas between May-September 2017. Download the Leith Blueprint below.