City Centre Transformation

Why we need to take action

The case for change in Edinburgh city centre is social, economic and environmental:

  • a changing climate with the city’s target to be net zero by 2030
  • rising health concerns from inactive lifestyles and poor air quality
  • a growing and ageing population, alongside high numbers of visitors
  • keeping the city centre as a liveable place for residents
  • making it easier to move around for older people, those with physical and sensory impairments and young children
  • supporting the economy and our outstanding heritage through sustainable travel and high quality public spaces.