Published: 29th Nov 2019

Portobello in Edinburgh has been voted the best neighbourhood in the UK and Ireland at the 2020 Urbanism Awards. The city’s seaside community fought off strong competition from fellow finalists Levenshulme in Manchester and South Bank in Leeds. The award is one of five given out each year by The Academy of Urbanism, a network of built environment experts from across Europe. They recognise Britain and Ireland’s best place, street, neighbourhood and town, as well as Europe’s best city. Voted on by its members, the Academy judges against a number of social, economic and environmental factors, including good governance and commercial success. The theme of this year’s Urbanism Awards is ‘inclusivity’ and welcomed nominations from places that demonstrate the value of diversity and illustrate the power of good urbanism to bring people together. Cllr Maureen Child collected the award on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council on Wednesday. She … (To read the full article, subscribe below)