City for Sale
POSTED ON January 24, 2020
A hugely successful public meeting held on 22 January in the Central Halls in Tollcross was attended by a full capacity audience of 850 members of the public.
Facilitated by Broadcaster and journalist Stephen Jardine, presentations were received from experts and community champions. We publish these today for the interest and information of those who attended and those who didn’t. We plan to prepare a full precise of the meeting and issues raised in the next few weeks.
Professor David McGillivray, School of Media, Culture and Society at University of the West of Scotland (UWS). David has been involved in research exploring the role of major events in the transformation of urban space and how digital and social media enables (and contrains) participation in civic life, including in educational settings and in democractic processes.
Professor Cliff Hague, Professor Emeritus of Planning and Spatial Development at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute and of the Commonwealth Association of Planners and Chair of the Cockburn Association.
Dr Michelle Hipwell, Accredited Health Psychologist and active member of the Astley Ainslie Community Trust.
Mariana Trusson, Chartered Engineer who specialises in sustainable design strategy. She has led building physics, health, well-being and sustainability teams for consultancies in Scotland and the North East, and was the former Chair of the Edinburgh Sustainable Development Partnership.
In addition, Andy Wightman, writer, researcher, Land Reform Campaigner and MSP, best known for his work on land ownership in Scotland gave an expert talk on Common Good land and the failure of local authorities across Scotland to effectively manage common goods assets.