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PAST, PRESENT, POSSIBLE 2 LAUNCH EVENT

PAST, PRESENT, POSSIBLE 2 LAUNCH EVENT

Past, Present, Possible 2 will officially launch this weekend with an event on 30 November 2019. This event will take place on St Andrews Street between 5 – 8pm. It is a unique outdoor screening of a film by WAVEparticle that celebrates the oldest line in the City – featuring a reflection on the rich history of High Street and …

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CITY CENTRE STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK 2050

CITY CENTRE STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK 2050

The City Council’s Planning Service would like feedback on the Draft City Centre Strategic Development Framework 2050 which hopes to set out a plan for how space should be used and what it should be used for. This will guide developers and shape the evolution of the City Centre. The document can be found here…

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FESTIVE AUTISM FRIENDLY EVENTS

FESTIVE AUTISM FRIENDLY EVENTS

Over the coming weeks and months, there will be a variety of autism-friendly events taking place around Glasgow. As part of the overall Autism Aware initiative, the offers available have vastly improved for those with autism that live, work or visit the city. Some of the events this year are at the GFT, the IrnBru Carnival, Glasgow Science Centre, the St Enoch Centre…

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CENTRAL STATION ACTION PLAN STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT EVENT

CENTRAL STATION ACTION PLAN STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT EVENT

As part of the Central Station Action Plan (CSAP) a stakeholder engagement event took place in The Arches on Wednesday 23 October 2019. Arranged as a drop-in style event, it ran from 10:00 to 16:00 to enable local stakeholders to engage with GCC officers and representatives of the other project partner organisations.

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CITY CENTRE MURAL TRAIL IS ONE OF GLASGOW’S BEST ATTRACTIONS

CITY CENTRE MURAL TRAIL IS ONE OF GLASGOW’S BEST ATTRACTIONS

The City Centre Mural Trail is quickly becoming one of Glasgow’s best attractions! It has recently risen 20 places on Trip Advisor, from 37th to 17th place on the best things to do in Glasgow. Glasgow’s City Centre Mural Trail provides some of the largest, creative and eye-pleasing murals…

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(Y)OUR CITY CENTRE

The Sauchiehall and Garnethill District Framework has been completed, and work has started on delivery. Given the success of this process, we appointed a team to work on the next four City Centre Districts – Broomielaw, St Enoch, Central and Blythswood.  These will help deliver the objectives set out in the City Centre Strategy of making the city centre the place to Stay and Live, Shop and Play, Visit and Enjoy, Work and Create, Learn, Discover and Innovate and Invest and Build.

How best to look at the remaining four Districts will be assessed in 2019/2020.

The feedback from our conversations with residents, visitors, businesses, and developers is that 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

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 this idea work. It’s a big job, so we split the city centre into nine recognisable ‘Districts’. We have worked with local people and businesses to identify the opportunities. By 2019 we aim to have a plan in place that will drive change over the next ten years. Find out more about what’s happening in each District.

working together

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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