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Views sought on city’s parks and green spaces

VIEWS are being sought on the future of Edinburgh’s parks and green spaces.

Says a media release issued by The City of Edinburgh Council: “The Thriving Green Spaces project will shape an ambitious new vision for Edinburgh’s natural environment and produce a 30-year strategy and action plan to deliver that vision.”

Three specific surveys have been launched, to help determine:

  • How people use, and what do they think of, Edinburgh’s ‘green’ and ‘blue’ spaces?;
  • To understand the ‘active commuting’ habits of people who work in the city of Edinburgh; and
  • To better understand how lighting, isolation, and fear of crime affect the use of ‘quiet routes’ after dark and how these might differ by gender.

The release adds: “These surveys have been developed with the help of a number of masters students from the Landscape and Wellbeing programme at the University of Edinburgh, one of the partners working with the council on this project.”

Read more and take part in the surveys, here.

Update: The surveys have come in for some criticism, in an article on the Broughton Spurtle community newsletter, here, suggesting the surveys might be begging more questions that they ask.

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