Glasgow - a Regeneration Story

Thursday 30 July 2020 - 17:30 to 18:30

How we design our cities today will save lives tomorrow

As the final episode before the ideasSPACE summer break, we reflect on the success story of Glasgow.

Once famed for the 'Glasgow effect’, which saw Glaswegians having a 30% higher risk of dying prematurely than those living in similar postindustrial British cities, we will explore how the city picked itself up - politically, strategically, and in terms of urban design - to become the fun and energetic city is is today, as well as what needs to be done next to continue the search for improved Quality of Life.

Hosted by Christopher Martin  Urban Movement


  • Niall Murphy  Glasgow City Heritage Trust
  • Graham Ross  Austin-Smith:Lord
  • Peter Mccaughey  WAVE Particle
  • Judith Sykes  Useful Projects
  • Ian Elder  Glasgow City Council


The Urban Design Group is hosting a series of webinars with experts and thought leaders to help formulate the action we must take to now overcome this crisis and prepare ourselves for the next.

The events are open to all. Participants should also be aware that the webinars will be recorded and made available on our ideasSPACE Youtube playlist