Future Glasgow: “City of Little Towns” Strategy

  Our mission is to support the strategic development at Govan, Riverside and the SECC precinct encouraging the creation of a strong town centres for the new urban neighbourhoods which will support Glasgow’s growing population. These centres will have an “urban effect”, raising levels of density, diversity and activity, which …

Future Glasgow: “reHUBilitation Clyde” Strategy

Our Vision is to develop a sequence of hubs with the qualities of a safe, engaging and well connected environment (publicly accessible, highly permeable) with a rich and diverse experience throughout the river with varied identities, depending on the hub strategies, thus resulting in hight legibility and distinct perceived space for …

Future Glasgow: “The Pearls of the Clyde” Strategy

Our analysis showed an open wound in Glasgow. Along the River Clyde, the urban fabric seems particularly weak: lacks access to services, features irregular and incoherent densities and large impenetrable barriers, is marginal to the wider urban network and out of human scale. These factors trigger a vicious self-reinforcing cycle …

Future Glasgow: “Govan Strategy”

Why such special places like the Clyde Riverfront and the Govan area are so full of vacant or abandoned buildings, derelict land, huge car-oriented main road dangerous for children and unattractive for users and visitors?  How help communities living in this area to be proud of their cultural, artistic and …

Future Glasgow: “Glasgow’s Urban Spine” Strategy

Our vision is to convert the Clyde into a well-integrated, connected part of central Glasgow, with plenty of pedestrian walkways, cycle routes and opportunities for direct water interaction. This will ensure a more positive and generally enhanced experience and turn the Clyde into a true touristic attraction, full of lively …

Future Glasgow: “Alga3rapy” Strategy

Studies by SEPA in 2012 showed that the River Clyde is not in good shape in terms of water pollution. This is also due to often inadequate management of sewage systems. However, the health of the river ecosystem is not a secondary  issue and, in fact, it is fundamental in …

Urban Design Representation CPD is now on! Book your place and learn with us!

Once again the Urban Design Studies unit and the Department of Architecture are thrilled to invite you to take part to our CPD (Continuing Professional Development) course in Urban Design Representation and that we are now accepting delegates for our 2015 Urban Design Representation Course. This course, traditionally offered to …

Future Glasgow: Re-Clyde – Character

Large data-sets are today available to study the economic and demographic profile of cities: these provide us a great deal of information on deprivation, crime, employment, ownership, household composition, car ownership and about their distribution across the city. In our case we are particularly interested in the areas surrounding the …

Future Glasgow: Re-Clyde – Environment

In the face of Global Changes and with the increasing frequency and magnitude of unpredictable natural disasters, understanding rythms and characters of  the ecosystem of which cities are inextricably parts, is key to address urban growth in a way that is sustainable and resilient. Water, air, sunlight, biota are important …

Future Glasgow: Re-Clyde – Use

Glasgow is a city full of life and opportunities, but it is also a city of parts and contradictions. In this analytical step a group of students was tasked to look at Glasgow from the perspective of its very users: walk, measure, record, photograph… all to understand few simple but …