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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …