Edinburgh city council appoints ‘mobility and placemaking’ senior manager

THE director of Urbanism at the UK walking and cycling charity, Sustrans, has been appointed to a new role “bringing together placemaking and transport strategy at The City of Edinburgh Council”.

Under the headline, ‘Urbanism expert appointed to lead on Edinburgh’s sustainable placemaking future’, Daisy Narayanan’s appointment follows a period of secondment, which notably concluded with a recent unveiling of plans to revamp the city’s George Street boulevard.

Says a media release, here, announcing Narayanan’s appointment as ‘Mobility and Placemaking’ senior manager: “In 2018 and 2019, Daisy was seconded to the council to lead on the successful development of Edinburgh City Centre Transformation, a pioneering ten-year plan to create a vibrant, truly people-friendly city centre.

“During this time, she also championed the introduction of Open Streets in Edinburgh, a monthly car-free event in the Old Town, when families and individuals could enjoy the sights and attractions of the city.

“As Mobility and Placemaking senior manager at the council, Daisy will focus on several ambitious strategies for the sustainable development of the city as we work towards carbon neutrality by 2030.

“These include the City Mobility Plan, which was approved by Transport and Environment Committee in January, and the 20-minute neighbourhood programme.”