How do we Build the Cities of the Future? - 28 Oct 2021 12:00 – 13:00

Quality of life and the places we live are inextricably linked. Creating urban environments that put people first is crucial to healthy, safe and sustainable communities.

Daisy Narayanan is the Senior Manager - Placemaking and Mobility at the City of Edinburgh Council. She’s passionate about creating cities that put people first. Drawing on her work as an architect and urban designer, she interweaves policy, design, and key place principles to help create liveable towns and cities.

Based in Scotland, Daisy leads Edinburgh Council’s sustainable placemaking work. She’s also a member of the Edinburgh Climate Commission and Scotland’s Climate Assembly’s Evidence Group, supporting the city’s zero carbon goals.

Join Daisy and Nesta’s Kyle Usher on 28 October, for a discussion about how to create more liveable cities.

If you’re involved in sustainable urban planning, design, or just interested in how we develop healthier cities, then this event is for you.


Daisy Narayanan

Daisy Narayanan is the Senior Manager - Placemaking and Mobility at the City of Edinburgh Council where she leads on delivering a city-wide integrated approach to transport and placemaking. Daisy is on the Board of Architecture & Design Scotland and a member of the Evidence Group for Scotland’s Climate Assembly. She was on the Active Travel Task Force set up by the Minister for Transport and the Islands and is a member of the Scottish Transport Awards judging panel. Drawing on her previous experience working as an architect and urban designer in India, Singapore, England and Scotland, Daisy believes passionately in the importance of creating places for people: places that reflect and complement the communities that live in them. A music aficionado, a bookworm and a linguist, Daisy spends her time enjoying the Scottish outdoors with her husband and two children.