The commissioners, drawn from all walks of life, have been taking on board ideas from people in the city for the last 12 months. Lord Sewel, Scottish agriculture, environment and fisheries minister, who attended, said:
'We have never been more conscious than now of the need to look at what the future offers. The Scottish parliament will offer the opportunity for change which meets the aspirations of the people of Scotland.
'Sustainable development, which brings together a demand for economic and social development matched by a concern for the environment must be a priority for all of us. It brings benefits to everyone, of confident communities, of a clean and healthy environment, and an improved quality of life.
The commissioners will be reporting to the Lord Provost next month.