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.
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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.
Over the last few weeks, a team from Art Organisation WAVEparticle have been out and about on High Street and Saltmarket chatting with retailers and residents. The event planned for Saturday 22 July will celebrate the ancient heritage of High Street and […]read more
Following on from the successful waste minimisation workshops held on the 15 June at The Lighthouse, Glasgow City Council will be hosting a further two workshops, in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient Scotland (RES) Programme. The workshops will...read more
Have you an image of High Street or Saltmarket to share? If so we’d love to hear from you! A team from art organisation WAVEparticle will be out and about on High Street and Saltmarket over the course of these next few weeks in June. With the aid of a large-scale map...read more
Professor Winy Maas, a founding Director of MVRDV, Rotterdam based architects and urbanists, gave a public lecture in Glasgow on Tuesday 7th February 2016. Over 400 people attended the event in the St. Vincent Street Churchread more
The Resource Efficient Scotland (RES) programme will be running two workshops* on the 15th and 27th June to assist businesses in meeting the new requirements of Glasgow City Council’s City Centre Commercial Waste Pilot Project.read more
Following the Setting the Agenda Event in May, the Emerging Ideas event on 22 June will allow you to review initial ideas, help refine proposals and inform a prioritised action plan for a new Central District Regeneration Framework.read more
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