Campaigners are planning a series of demonstrations and events to protest at the “exploitation” of Edinburgh.
A network of activists will join forces under the banner of “Citizen” to highlight concern at the impact of tourism, gentrification, property development and festivals on the city.
An official launch for the campaign will take place on Wednesday to outline a series of events, protests and “non-violent direct actions” taking place over the next year. Old Town activist Sean Bradley said a dramatic fall in housing available for permanent residents was one of the major concerns.
He added: “Those who live in the city need to wake up to what’s happening.”
Cammy Day, depute leader of Edinburgh City Council, welcomed the establishment of the network and said the council had an affordable housing programme.
He added: “Our economy strategy makes clear that ‘inclusive growth’ is what we are trying to deliver for the city.”