You want a green, liveable city centre that fosters creativity and opportunity. So the Council is working with businesses, residents, institutions and public agencies to make the city centre a more people-friendly place – a better place to live, visit and do business.
On 26 November 2017, Glasgow held its annual Style Mile Christmas Carnival heralding the launch of the festive shopping campaign. The event saw an afternoon of street theatre and performance, arts events and a highly visual carnival procession with almost 600 performers taking part! This year’s theme was The Gift of Christmas […]read more
Two of Glasgow City Council’s partners in the Autism Friendly City Centre project are ensuring that this Christmas is a time to be enjoyed by all! Both the Riverside Museum and St Enoch Centre are highlighting their commitment to creating an inclusive, family-friendly experience for people with autism and their families and giving a taste of things to come […]read more
As part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal funding, Glasgow City Council is investing approximately £115 million within the city centre to deliver on the Enabling Infrastructure- Integrated Public Realm (EIIPR) programme, more commonly known as the Avenues. Sauchiehall Street, between […]read more
Glasgow Film Office (GFO) is the film commission for Glasgow, the centre of the film and television production industry in Scotland. Since 1997, GFO has been assisting productions shooting on location in the city, activity which has contributed over £250 million to the city’s economy over the last 20 years.read more
In their latest delivery of surprising, humouring and imaginative outdoor performances, Mischief La-Bas brings you Nursery Crymes, a nocturnal, site-specific promenade performance exploring the dark themes behind children’s rhymes and stories. Set around Parnie Street...read more
On Tuesday 3rd October, around 200 delegates attended the Best Bar None Glasgow’s Raise the Bar event at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Best Bar None Glasgow was developed in partnership with Glasgow City Alcohol and Drugs Partnership, Glasgow City Council, Community Safety Glasgow […]read more
(Y)OUR CITY CENTRE
moving the city centre forward
All the work that we’ll be doing to take the city centre forward over the next few years will be shaped by the City Centre Strategy and Action Plan and the City Centre Transport Strategy which were published in 2014. These strategies are our blueprint mapping out how the city centre’s streets and public spaces will be better managed and more people-friendly.
We’ll be making the city centre cleaner, greener and easier to get around on foot, by bike and public transport, with a network of green avenues linking through the city centre. Wi-fi, marketing, outdoor events, lighting and public safety will all be improved – and much more besides. Everything is geared towards delivering jobs, growth and prosperity over the next decade.
district by district
In 2015, we started to plan how to make those ideas become reality. That’s a big job, so we are splitting the city centre into manageable chunks we are calling ‘Districts’.
By 2019, we’ll have produced a plan in collaboration with local people and organisations in each district for how each area will change over the following ten years. Find out more about what’s happening in each District.
The Council’s City Centre Regeneration Team will work hard with people and organisations in each District to make that change happen. Whether you work, live, invest in or visit the city centre, the team can’t do it all on their own. We need your help to deliver change.
Your help might come in a variety of forms: allowing a new business start-up cheap use of your vacant shop for a few weeks, organising a community event in a public space, helping a neighbour to tidy their front garden, or cycling and walking around town rather than driving.
The City Council will be doing its bit by making city centre streets and spaces more people- and business-friendly. We’ll do that, with you, by preparing a new plan for each District over the next few years.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or ideas about the changing city centre.
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