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Phil Prentice: Consensus Can Secure a Bright Future in Edinburgh’s Old Town

National Programme Director of Scotland’s Improvement Districts, Phil Prentice, has written an article about the importance of partnership to ensuring the sustainable and successful management of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Published in the Edinburgh Evening News, he stated: “The recently launched Original Edinburgh initiative – trying to secure business improvement district status for Edinburgh’s Old Town – is a great opportunity to broker a vision for the future of the Royal Mile that can satisfy the many different views and interests”.

“Edinburgh World Heritage is part of the Steering Group for the project, and wide ranging engagement with other residents and community groups is under way”.

“The lesson from across Scotland, the UK and the rest of Europe is that, where organisations like Original Edinburgh build strong partnerships with the local community and other groups of stakeholders, they can be very effective in building the consensus needed to forge a bright future for Old Towns”.

The full article can be read here.