Hibs’ fans will have the opportunity to share their vision for Edinburgh at Easter Road on Saturday.
In early September 2018, Marketing Edinburgh launched the 2050 Edinburgh City Vision resident campaign, inviting all those who live in Edinburgh-dwellers to share what matters most to them for the future of the Capital – a one off chance to positively influence what the city will be like in the year 2050.
The final City Vision will act as a blueprint for the future, something that every person, business and organisation in Edinburgh can take inspiration from when planning for the next 32 years.
Supporters will be able to share their vision on notice boards positioned in stadium concourses, and City Vision staff will also be on hand in the East Stand to talk to supporters.
With the City Vision set to act as a blueprint for the future, a number of residents across Edinburgh have shared their own visions, with locals proposing a huge variety of outcomes, from better public transport, to the Fringe being a year-round celebration, too providing more accessible and affordable sporting amenities and to having a thriving seaside area. Nothing is too ambitious, with one vision hoping Edinburgh will become the first zero-waste city in the world. Many have called for pedestrianised streets or a greater music offering, and one resident even wants Edinburgh to be a bicycle paradise for road, mountain bike and BMX. Some even requested that streets become more high-heel friendly, and for Hibs to win the double every year.
However, the overarching themes can be easily identified. Edinburgh’s people want accessible housing for all, a fairer and greener city with equal opportunities; for the Capital to become a leading light in tech, inclusivity and innovation.
For residents who have not yet taken part, it’s simple to get involved. Visions for your ideal Edinburgh of the future can be submitted in just a few words at www.edinburgh2050.com