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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The Resource Efficient Scotland (RES) programme will be running two workshops on Wednesday 7th March and Wednesday 14th March 2018 to assist businesses in meeting the new requirements of Glasgow City Council’s City Centre Commercial Waste Project. RES is a programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland

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Local groups and organisations across Glasgow are invited to submit proposals for temporary activation of any stalled or underused spaces in the city. We are looking for projects that are innovative and socially engaged and ideas that can breathe life into stalled spaces and create a positive impact on an area.

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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 […]

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Glasgow Film Theatre, situated on Rose Street, hosts its regular Movie Memories, a classic and contemporary film event in a safe and social setting. The event presents a variety of film screenings designed especially for people experiencing early to mid-stages of dementia, their carers and/or families to socialise

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Following the successful completion of the Sauchiehall and Garnethill Framework Glasgow City Council has appointed a team to work on the next four City Centre Districts. These will take forward the objectives set out in the City Centre Strategy (Y)our City Centre Districts

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.

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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