Chamber at the heart of City Vision
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:10
Your Chamber is to drive the future vision of Glasgow's city centre in a new initiative launched by Glasgow City Council, entitled Future Glasgow, in addition to hosting our own city centre conference later this year.
Beginning in June, Future Glasgow will collate and unite the ambitions of Glasgow's public and private stakeholders through a series of workshops to develop an imaginative and sound strategy for the future socio-economic prosperity of the city.
The workshops will be held over the next few months and focus on three principal themes - People, Place and Prosperity:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Learning and Education
- Culture, leisure and Sport
- Streets, Spaces and Public Realm
- Sustainability and Environment
- Housing and Sustainable Communities
- City Centre
- Transport, Connectivity and Infrastructure
- Employment and Worklessness
- Knowledge and Innovation
The exercise will factor in trends and research from around the globe, with members of the public invited to contribute evidence to help shape the discussions.
Your Chamber has been selected to chair the city centre component of the initiative to encourage, direct, and shape an enquiry into what the main purpose, size and functions of the heart of the city should be in the immediate aftermath of the Commonwealth Games and beyond.
Chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Stuart Patrick, said: "Glasgow will host the Commonwealth Games in just over 3 years time and it is vital that we are fully-prepared to capitalise on the immediate, medium and long-term benefits such a major event will undoubtedly offer the city. We are delighted to join the city's other stakeholders in lending our support and expertise to Glasgow City Council's Future Glasgow initiative and drive forward the vision for the city centre. Only by working together, as one Glasgow, can we be sure to develop a comprehensive and considered model to safeguard the city's future domestic and international success and secure a lasting legacy from the Games."
Also just confirmed, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce will host a conference entitled 'The Future for Glasgow City Centre: A city centre business vision for economic growth' in August this year.
The conference will bring together key players in business, regeneration and urban planning to debate Glasgow's future and examine how to harness the city's potential to ensure future economic growth.
Professor Michael Parkinson, Director of the European Institute for Urban Affairs at Liverpool's John Moores University, is already confirmed to deliver a keynote address at the event with other speakers due to be announced in the coming weeks.