Saturday 16 April, 2016

9.30 for) 10.00am to 1.00pm


Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh
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More affordable housing is necessary for the survival of the Old Town as a living neighbourhood.

This seminar will address the following questions:

  • What does the census tell us about the permanent residents of the Old Town?
  • How much affordable housing is needed and how is it being provided elsewhere in the city?
  • What role can housing associations and the city play in the provision of affordable housing in the Old Town?


Speakers will include:

James Stockard – Professor of Social Housing, Harvard University (currently visiting Fulbright Scholar at Glasgow School of Art)
Andrew Jackson – Head of Public Affairs, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Elaine Scott – Programme Manager, 21st Century Homes, City of Edinburgh Council
Neil Simpson – Director, Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust