Strategy_03: Rediscovering North Glasgow

Through investment in public transport and increased pedestrian connectivity the area will become a key point of connection between the city centre and wider city, increasing economic potential available to neighbourhoods. Better street connections and open space network will host a thriving mix of uses, densities and support vibrant cultural, …

The Planning Framework

Before making plans, it is fundamental to be aware of what the city is today as well as what it looks like from planning documents. To do so, an important focus is on the present condition of the area in its constituent factors: land ownership,environmental conditions, demographic and socio-economic characters …

Drawing the Existing City

It is surprising how often entire projects are presented without the slightest appraisal of what is in place before the project is done. Yet acknowledging the the endless complexity embedded even in the poorest urban setting and respecting what is already in place are key ingredients for any good urban project. The first …

Network Analysis of Streets

Centrality is fundamental in understanding the potential of places in every urban environment: it holds a crucial role in determining the popularity of urban places and the way they are likely to evolve in time. It can be defined in different ways, each of which determines a different geography. The …

Experience and Compare Places

Looking at the dynamics that take place every day in the urban environment and confronting the point of view of students and residents are the best way to understand how people attach meanings, values and images to places that are important to them. Mapping the knowledge gained through interviews and direct …