GLASGOW City Council has launched public consultation on the future of the Cowcaddens, Learning Quarter, Merchant City, and Townhead districts in the city centre.
The council recently appointed a team to help prepare ambitious regeneration action plans for the four districts, and the project team have launched a website to help engage with as many people as possible in the coming months.
The distinctive city centre areas will each have a District Regeneration Framework (DRF) to guide their development over the next 10 years.
The yourcitycentre2020.commonplace.is website invites contributors to share comments and ideas about how to improve the districts.
The consultation team especially want to hear views on how it can be made easier to get around the city centre; how streets and open spaces can be enhanced; thoughts on housing and places to work and learn, and on the mix of activities required to create a thriving, active city centre.
Graham Ross, architect and urban planner at Austin-Smith:Lord –- part of the project team -– said: “To ensure future action plans for these districts are relevant and effective we need to develop distinctive, local solutions with the people who know the place best.
“We’re looking for ideas, big and small, to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives, works, learns or visits here. It’s vital that we tap in to local wisdom and knowledge so we can capture the essence of the issues needing attention and set a positive agenda for regeneration and recovery over the next ten years.
“We want anyone passionate about Glasgow to share ideas about how to enhance our everyday experiences of these districts, and help set future ambitions that will enable Glasgow to thrive as a great European city.”
Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The district regeneration frameworks for the city centre will play a key role in creating a city centre fit to meet the challenges now in front of us. By taking part in this consultation, everyone with a stake in these four neighbourhoods can join with the council and our expert project team to help shape a city centre that is sustainable, attractive and liveable.”