Written by Inge Erdal. Anyone who’s been living in Edinburgh for a while is familar with the central tram system. To the ire of many inhabitants, the project was plagued with problems for the start. What can it tell us about local governance, national projects, and the task of creating urban environments in the twenty-first century?
Written by Inge Erdal. Over the decades, Scotland has witnessed an enormous amount of centralised wrangling with its local government structures. From Royal Commissions to Governance Reviews, the political structure of the nation has rarely been shaped by local communities.