Glasgow publishes key ‘placemaking’ commission report

A SHIFT in how Glasgow creates and manages its ‘places’ can deliver significant economic, health and social benefits and help tackle the climate emergency, a new independent report has concluded.

The city’s local authority will now consider the recommendations of the Place Commission for Glasgow, an expert group led by Professor Brian Evans, Glasgow’s City Urbanist, and including prominent practitioners in architecture, design, economics, engineering, and public health.

Says a Glasgow City Council announcement, here: “Placemaking has become an increasingly important tool in shaping cities, using evidence to weld together design and planning with economic, social and environmental policies.”

The document, in hard copy, runs to almost 200 pages.

Continues the announcement: “The Commission’s key recommendations include a ‘Place Stock Transfer’ and the development of Place Associations in the city. 

“A ‘Place Stock Transfer’ would draw on the transformative experience of the housing stock transfer of the 2000s, a catalyst for the physical and social regeneration of city neighbourhoods, and further transfer city assets to communities. ‘Place Associations’ would play a key role in reflecting community interest, particularly in relation to any stock transfer proposals.”

‘People Make Places’ – report of the Place Commission Glasgow, can be found here.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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