2011 – Glasgow

The Academy’s sixth Annual Congress sought to explore the very timely theme of ‘liveable neighbourhoods’, looking at their renaissance, regeneration and reconstruction, learning about their resilience in terms of economic and social capital.

Over three days we covered themes include placemaking; the psychology of place; community, culture and identity; health and liveability and making things happen in a recession.

Participants also learned how Glasgow, our fantastic host city, transformed itself from ‘the worst corner of Britain’ (The Observer, 1980) to ‘a fantastic world class city’ (Condé Nast, 2010). This amazing 30-year journey rivals that of any European city for its speed and success.

The Congress was supported by many local and national organisations, including Glasgow City Council, The Scottish Government, Architecture + Design Scotland, Clyde Gateway, Merchant City THI, the Mackintosh School of Architecture and the RTPI.