Academy of Urbanism congress opens in Glasgow
May 11 2011
Bringing with them a range of skills that includes academia, planning, politics, architecture and development the high powered group will attempt to discern what it is that makes a good city tick.
To that end a series of seminars and workshops will be held across the city at diverse venues including The Lighthouse, Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow School of Art and the People’s Palace with a series of coach tours of districts such as New Gorbals and the Commonwealth Games site laid on for good measure.
The Congress follows Glasgow’s honour with the title of European City of the Year 2011.
Academy chairman, John Thomson, said: “Glasgow’s post-industrial transformation has secured its future as a major European city while at the same time preserving its rich architectural and design traditions. The Academy believes this significant achievement deserves to be recognised and celebrated.”
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