Engaging in our
Unique City

The dramatic, global impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic mean we need to reimagine the future of Edinburgh. The virus is changing economies, attitudes, and ways of living, while exposing inequalities in health and access to space that were previously glossed over. What endures is the quality of Edinburgh as a place, its landscapes, its buildings, its institutions, its uniqueness. These must be the foundations on which to build our future: that future must be more green, more inclusive and more inspired by conservation than Edinburgh was in 2019.

Edinburgh Civic Forum

Formed to strengthen the dialogue between civic groups in the capital and the City of Edinburgh Council, and to encourage greater interest and involvement in planning.

Unique City Manifesto

An open invitation to all citizens, indeed to all who love Edinburgh, to share ideas about the path we want for our city in the years ahead.

Consultations & Responses

A searchable archive of the Association’s comments on and responses to various planning applications and consultations.

Engage in the Planning Process

Advice on how to comment on a planning application, planning casework and historic building technical guidance

Help us to protect and enhance Edinburgh

We are an independent voice – taking no local or national government funding for our core work. We depend entirely on the support of individuals, local groups and businesses to continue our work to protect and enhance Edinburgh.