Where we are and where we will be

Where we are and where we will be
The idea of Edinburgh is a combination of place, soul and symbolic leadership of a nation

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

A new start for some-one and the city

Spent all day in interviews for the new Director of City Development. Its a crucial job. If we get the development of Scotland's Capital wrong, its not just the city that suffers, its the nation. But after 10 years of growth, 55000 new jobs and unemployment at 1.7% the time has come to look differently at how to build on that success.

Things like Peak oil, Climate change and a potential global downturn will need a radically different approach including, as I was saying earlier in the week, things like transition towns..

From an excellent field I think we, (it was a cross party panel), have made a great choice. Sadly I can't tell you who it is but it will be public soon enough. It was a unanimous choice as well which bodes well.

I suppose the only trouble is if he's successful it might make the Libdems look better than they are, but the city's success is more important than such worries!

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Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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