Lord Provost signs up to future vision for Edinburgh
The Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Frank Ross, has provided the first signature on the 2050 Edinburgh City Vision Charter in his capacity as the First Citizen of Scotland’s capital city.
The Charter is the latest element of the 2050 Edinburgh City Vision and will go on to be signed by business and organisation leaders across the city. By signing on behalf of Edinburgh, the Lord Provost commits that the city and the Council will reflect the Vision’s four principles of being fair, pioneering, welcoming and thriving in all current and future activity.
Lord Provost, Frank Ross, said:
“The 2050 Edinburgh City Vision provides us with a guiding light for Edinburgh’s next 30 years and I’m extremely proud to embrace it officially through the signing of this Charter. Edinburgh’s residents have told us what they want from their city, and now I want to encourage partners across the city to come together to make that happen for the good of our Capital – from our citizens and communities to our businesses and third sector organisations.
“The conversations that we’ve had to date have been particularly encouraging and now it’s time for our citizens and partners to commit to making this vision a reality.”
Edinburgh’s 2050 City Vision values were shaped by over 22,000 public consultation responses from residents across the city – the largest such exercise ever undertaken by the Council – where they were asked what they wanted the city to be like in 30 years. Championed by a steering group led by the Lord Provost, the principles were endorsed by Councillors in June as being central to Edinburgh’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and underpinning a long-term vision for how the Capital will mould its future.
The steering group will continue to be involved in the implementation of the 2050 Edinburgh City Vision, managing the formation of an annual youth council to provide oversight on progress and delivery of the Vision, as well as considering measures for the city’s success in meeting its aspirations.