Community Led Local Developments


Come and shape the democratic processes needed to achieve a resilient, regenerative, carbon neutral capital city – as our contribution to the European Day of Sustainable Communities: 

We’ll explore visions of civic decision-making in 2030 – what might it feel like / what are your priorities? Ideas will be posted on a big wallchart displaying people’s values and aspirations.

Then say what worked well for you in recent democratic decisions – at school, University, workplace, local community, social group or campaign body? And what could be better in each of these settings?

Case Studies from community projects like Harlaw Hydro, Belford Church / Action Porty and Edinburgh Community Solar Coop.

We’ll explore experiences from a decade of the City Council’s Neighbourhood Partnerships and their radical slimming down / loss of function and replacement with just four “Localities”.

Part of Democracy Matters – conversations on Scottish Government’s Local Governance Review: Make your views known!

6.00pm Registration / refreshments & drinks for early birds
6.30pm Welcome and Introductions
6.50pm Democracy in our dreams – looking ahead to 2030
7.10pm What works well just now for community decisions?
7.30pm Refreshment / mingling break
8.00pm Sharing experience of “local” decision-making
8.20pm Options for authentic community engagement
8.40pm Bringing together key ideas shared / close at 9.00pm