Chamber part in Evening Times city centre series
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:11
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has many aspirations for the city centre
The heart of Glasgow has been transformed in the past 25 years in a sustained programme of investment that has led to the Style Mile, the International Financial Services District and the Merchant City. The G1 and G2 postcodes alone provided some 40% of employment growth over the past 10 years for the region.
But we believe there are fundamental challenges to the role of the city centre that need to be tackled. If Act 1 of the centre's transformation has been rightly applauded, we now need an Act 2.
This should involve improving the city centre experience for shoppers, achieving a consistent world class public realm, setting out strategies for traffic management and parking, dealing with anti-social behaviour and increasing support for the often neglected night-time economy.
The Chamber's chief executive Stuart Patrick recently took the opportunity to engage with the Evening Times investigations reporter David Leask in his week-long series of articles into the future of the city centre.
Many of you will have seen this, but for those of you who missed it, here are links to some of the articles.