Links: Urban regeneration in Edinburgh

Some links to projects that look more at the physical infrastructure side of things – still important (more important?) for engaging people who would normally be excluded… would be good to have funding for exploring how (if) e-participation tools can help the process, giving us another angle on how to avoid engaging with the ‘usual suspects’ when implemeting online consultation, petitions etc.

  • EDI was initially set up in 1988 by the City of Edinburgh Council to carry out the development of Edinburgh Park, which is regarded as one of the principal business parks in Europe.

    We now develop a wide range of property from business parks, offices and retail to factories, schools and community buildings; even parks and housing for the homeless.

    We combine a commercial approach with a commitment to bringing architectural, environmental and social benefits to and through our projects. In doing so we’ve also established a reputation for the innovative nature and high quality of our developments in design stage to finishings, resulting in a number of awards.

    We undertake regeneration projects such as the regeneration of the Tron area in Edinburgh and curently, together with the City of Edinburgh Council, we are redeveloping Craigmillar through the largest urban regeneration company in Scotland – PARC Craigmillar Limited.

  • For Craigmillar, PARC wants to achieve:
    • Quality, affordable new homes – promoted and sold under the ParcLife name
    • New primary schools – including a joint primary schools campus at The Square
    • A new community high school and library located in the town centre
    • A new, revitalised town centre providing around 300,000 sq ft of space for commercial and retail development
    • 150-acres of green space transformed into a network of parks, river walkways, open woodland and play areas
    • More local job and career opportunities
    • Improved learning and leisure facilities for young people
    • Better transport links into the city centre and traffic calming measures
  • Structural project based in Craigmillar

About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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