Steering Group


David   David Wood
I have been CDT Chairperson since April 2011. My involvement began after attending a CDT's "ideas workshop" in 2009, previously having been very impressed by the 2007 transformation. I am a qualified town planner with a particular interest in community engagement and creating people-friendly spaces in urban settings. My main job is at the community engagement charity Planning Aid for Scotland, and I have lived on the Southside for the last 16 years just up the road from The Causey.
Isobel   Isobel Leckie
A retired school teacher, I began volunteering with CDT in 2007 and have been secretary for 5 years. I believe that cities should be designed for people before traffic. The Causey transformed will be a great example for city planners to replicate and a beautiful place for local people to enjoy their heritage.
Jennifer   Jennifer Thoms
I am an archaeologist and have lived near The Causey for the last 25 years. I like the history and character of the area and would like to see more people encouraged to stop, look around them, learn about and reflect upon Edinburgh's history when they are in The Causey. I took up the position of Treasurer at the start of 2012.
Bob   Bob Hodgart
I have been involved with CDT since it began in early 2007 and held the position of Chairperson from then until April 2011. Essentially, I am an Urban Geographer, though I retired from teaching this subject several years ago. One of my particular interests is improving the quality of environment for pedestrians through managing the use of certain spaces in the city to reduce the dominance of vehicles. I was attracted to the Causey project by its aim of transforming a rather large non-descript traffic island into an interesting public space giving priority to people, and by the possibility of this space being used in some way to celebrate Edinburgh's Southside as a neighbourhood with a rich and diverse history and a strong sense of community.
Emma   Emma Baker
I have been on the steering group since March 2012 after looking for exciting community driven projects to get involved in. The Causey has opened my eyes to how different people view their surroundings and their drive to improve it! I studied Architecture at Edinburgh University and have a particular interest in community/neighbourhood scale development and how it sits in an urban context. I am currently working with the City of Edinburgh Council to develop my understanding of city development.
Angus   Angus Calder
As an architect at local practice Flux (doing green/low energy design) the Causey has always struck me as an undervalued but intriguing little nook in this part of Edinburgh. As I live just along the road in East Crosscauseway, I feel a bit like the Causey is my front yard! My kids and I absolutely loved the 2007 temporary transformation, (especially the tarmac covered turf, and the pink palm trees!) but it wasn't until 2012 that I became more actively involved, as I'd really love to help turn the Causey into the great wee public space it's just begging to be!


Service providers:


Arcade Architects  

Arcade Architects
Workshop leaders and facilitators in collaboration with Shaeron Averbuch, artist, from Art in Architecture (AiA)

Peter Dibdin  

Peter Dibdin


Grant Thistle

    Glenda Rome

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