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The Short Rant: 15 minute cities

Imagine if your local shop was just around the corner. If your go-to pub or café was a 5 minute walk away. If the nearest park was a few minutes…

The Leith Banksys: street art and gentrification in Edinburgh

This month has seen the mysterious appearance of yet another alleged ‘Banksy’ piece nestled in the heart of Leith. Tucked away as it is from The Shore, Bernard Street is…

The “Studentification” of Edinburgh: understanding gentrification

On 30 January, as Edinburgh councillors announced the rejection of a proposal to build student accommodation in Leith, applause erupted from the public benches. The success of the grassroots campaign…

The plan to stop the impending development of Leith walk

The hostility between citizens and property developers continue to increase while the public battle to preserve the community of Leith Walk. Campaigners led by the grassroots organisation Save Leith Walk…