On the Bruce Report and the future of Glasgow City Centre
I’m all for having a vision to provide a shared goal but I do think that visionary is often confused with big or dramatic change (like rebuilding an area or closing roads). I think small scale developments can be life-changing but they’re not as exciting because there’s a lack of visible output. For example, local decision-making about neighbourhoods is a slog and largely invisible work but could be very empowering, or insulating homes and retrofitting them for carbon neutrality is, again, a complex, massive but tedious task that would make a difference to people’s lives and climate change. Mildly boring visions are what’s needed!
Really enjoyed reading this …. Glasgow is a fantastic city …. motorway free would be wonderful.
Nice piece Neil!
Grand visions look nice on paper, but personally I love cities that have grown up in an
higgledy-piggledy way and the excitement of walking a city not knowing what is around the corner as you shift between architectural styles. Particularly love places that have kept parts of their medieval footprint and have grown organically!