Over the next six months Highlands Council will be preparing a new City Vision for Inverness and are urging the public to get involved by suggesting their top priorities for action.
A series of one-day Future City Vision events will run from Wednesday 20 January until Friday 22 January, 2010 for people from local communities, businesses, schools and colleges and the voluntary and public sectors.
The new vision is being supported and facilitated by Architecture + Design Scotland (A&DS). Diarmaid Lawlor, Head of Urbanism for A&DS said:
“A&DS are delighted to support Highlands Council in the process of discussing what kind of place Inverness could be. This is a challenging question. The only real answer can emerge from discussion on the ground. We commend Highlands Council, both the leadership and the officers for committing to the agenda of creating and maintaining places where people want to be, particularly in the context of the national agenda of reform of the planning system.”
Provost Jimmy Gray, chairman of the Council’s Inverness City Committee, said the workshops were the community’s opportunity to help shape the city’s future. Input from the workshops would help shape the City Vision. He said:
“This is an exciting opportunity for the people of Inverness to have their say on the future growth of the city. On the wider front there is the role that Inverness plays both in the wider Highlands and throughout Scotland, a stronger Inverness will help create a stronger Highlands.”
One of the portals that can be used for engagement is the City Vision Blog which can be found here.