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Yasmin Ali

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Goodbye Glasgow Games

August 4th, 2014
Forget Usain Bolt's quickfire comment, Glasgow did us proud. Here's a list of simple but sensible things which made the Games run smoothly: 1. Public Transport - free for ticket holders Public transport was the obvious choice for getting to the Game… more »

Book Review: Shaping Places

March 22nd, 2014
The core of  Shaping Places: Urban Planning, Design and Development explores why this is essential, and how it can be delivered, by linking a clear vision for the future with the necessary means to achieve it. Crucially, the book argues that public autho… more »

ACT Symposium 2: Architecture and the Technological Revolution, 06.02.14

February 12th, 2014
    As part of the architecture postgraduate, Strathclyde University is running a series of symposia, and opening these up to the public as guests and architectural professionals as CPD events. The second in this series was themed around architecture… more »

Book Review: LeCool's A Smart Guide to Utopia

February 3rd, 2014
Subtitled as '111 Inspiring Ideas for a Better City', LeCool's Guide to Utopia is a must-have on any discerning citizen's bookshelf. Beautifully-bound and presented hardback edition with silver gilded lettering and yellow-edged paper. It is illustrated w… more »

GCHT/RTPI PechaKucha: Trains and Places, 14/01/2014

January 19th, 2014
Glasgow City Heritage Trust (GCHT) and the Royal Town Planning Institute’s West of Scotland Chapter hosted a Pecha Kucha night dedicated to the theme of ‘Trains and Places’, with the apt setting of the Grand Ballroom at the recently refurbished Grand Cen… more »