The 7th and final in our blog series about project ‘Future of the High Street’ — which have openly shared the evolving project and process, our learnings and findings. This month — as we wrap up the project, we share summary resources and outputs — including Public Life Studies for…


The sixth in our blog series about project ‘Future of the High Street’ — openly sharing the evolving project and process, our learnings and findings. This month — we explore the ‘collaborative evaluation’ approach and 5 indicators of project ‘success’ we’ve developed to guide our on-going project decision-making, as well…


The fifth in our blog series about project ‘Future of the High Street’ — openly sharing the evolving project and process, our learnings and findings. This month — we launch our ‘High Street Tweak’ toolkit of 6 small-scale ideas for creating more liveable and successful high streets. We also share…


The fourth in our blog series about project ‘Future of the High Street’ — openly sharing the evolving project and process, our learnings and findings. This month — we do some jargon busting around co-design and data — and what it means for this project. …


Film by Megan Miller — a film-maker documenting the Future of the High Street project process and sharing these via our monthly project blog.

The third in our blog series about project ‘Future of the High Street’ — openly sharing the evolving project and process, our learnings and findings. …


These were the questions we first asked during a conversation between the Edinburgh Futures Institute and Edinburgh Living Lab at the University of Edinburgh, Jacobs, the City of Edinburgh and Sustrans in late 2019. This conversation evolved into a project around the Open Streets programme in Edinburgh, and subsequently the…


Film by Megan Miller — a film-maker documenting the project and process through short film vignettes accompanying our monthly project blog.

The second in our blog series about project ‘Future of the High Street’ — openly sharing the evolving project and process, our learnings and findings. This month — meet…


Dalry Road high street, Edinburgh (illustration: Jenny Elliott)

The first in our blog series about project ‘Future of the High Street’ — openly sharing the project and process, our learnings and findings.

The high street is the heart of many communities. Not just a local centre of economic activity and hustle and bustle, it is also a social…


The Smart Places illustrated blog article series features thought pieces from thinkers, practitioners, experts and leaders in the built environment, sustainability, future cities, design, data and communities and more. The final of four live Tweet-ups will take place on Thursday 23 June from 3–4pm on Twitter at #smartplaces, and the…


Illustrator Jack Daly‘s interpretation of Sally’s future vision for how a Smart Places approach could improve future places. Scroll down to read about the thinking behind Jack’s visual response to the article.

Article 7 of 7 in the Smart Places illustrated blog article series featuring thought pieces from a diverse line up of thinkers, practitioners, experts and leaders in this field. View the other articles here, or find out about the full programme of events.

The COVID emergency has brought many challenges…

Edinburgh Living Lab

We bring people together to solve problems using data and design.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store