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 …

Future Glasgow: Re-Clyde – Connections & Transport

How and how well is the river Clyde connected and integrated to the city? To answer this question our students relied on the study of centrality of the urban network through Multiple Centrality Assessment (MCA). Through their analysis they calculated global and local centrality measures to estimate global betweenness, global …

Future Glasgow: Re-Clyde – Current

The purpose of this analytical step is to investigate the current plans for the Clyde Riverfront and its surroundings, envisioned by Glasgow City Council and local stakeholders for its development. The final goal was to collect an extensive but concise body of knowledge on all existing, proposed and completed plans. …

Future Glasgow: Re-Clyde – History

The history of Glasgow and that of its river, the Clyde, are tied together. Students tried to look back in history to date to trace how the Clyde, its surrounding and the city of Glasgow evolved across major events, highlighting how change affected the build environment, the city’s networks and …

More from the Summit on Plot-Based Urbanism

The Urban Design Studies Unit is excited to host the first Summit on Plot-based Urbanism to be held at the Department of Architecture on 27 October. The aim of the Summit is to come together to publicly present the current theories and ideas surrounding Plot-based Urbanism and work to address key …

Summit on Plot-Based Urbanism

UDSU is honoured to host a two-day summit at the University of Strathclyde from 27-28 October to bring together leading ideas on Plot-Based Urbanism.   Keynotes, workshops, round-table discussions and fantastic new opportunities to advance research, policy and practice. With an increasing trend towards single-use, suburban developments on large plots, we are …

Strategy_05: Revitalise & Rediscover

 To revitalise and rediscover the underused assets of Glasgow’s North Quarter, to enhance Glasgow’s legibility for the urban users, be they tourists or residents, and to increase the economic strength and viability of Glasgow’ Northern Neighbourhoods. Main themes of our strategy include the expansion of Glasgow’s open space network, the …