The UNECE Glasgow Conference on City Living Programme


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DAY ONE: THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2019
New Gorbals Housing Association, 200 Crown Street, Glasgow, G5 9AY

09:00
Registration

LEARNING FROM GLASGOW:
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

10:00
Opening the Conference
Professor Brian Evans, Glasgow City Urbanist, Head of Urbanism, The Mackintosh School of Architecture, Director of Glasgow Urban Laboratory

Welcome and Introduction by the Leader of the Council
Cllr Susan Aitken, Leader of the Council, Glasgow City Council

Chair & Introduction to Glasgow The City
Colin Edgar, Head of Communication and Strategic Partnerships, Glasgow City Council

Panel 1: Housing and Living: The Context

The Geneva Charter & a UN Perspective
Daniela Grabmüllerová, Vice-Chair, UNECE Committee on Housing & Land Management

The Professionalisation of Housing & Community Controlled Housing
James Strang, President, The Chartered Institute of Housing & Chief Executive, Parkhead Housing Association

Demographic Demands on Housing
Fanchea Kelly, Chief Executive, Blackwood Housing Association

11:25
BREAK

12:00
Housing: A Metropolitan Market
Joyce White OBE, Chief Executive of West Dunbartonshire Council and Chair of Glasgow City Region Housing Portfolio

Glasgow: Britain’s Housing Incubator
Patrick Flynn, Head of Housing Services, Glasgow City Council

Discussion on the Glasgow Declaration
Dr Elena Szolgayová, Chair, UNECE Committee on Housing & Land Management
Chaired by Professor Brian Evans

13:00
LUNCH

SEEING IS BELIEVING

14:00
Introduction from the Chair
Professor Brian Evans

Introduction to the Gorbals – Community Controlled Housing
Fraser Stewart, Director, New Gorbals Housing Association

Tour Briefing
Patrick Flynn, Head of Housing Services, Glasgow City Council

Choice of Bus Tour, Walking Tour or Workshop

  1. Bus tour of social housing developments
    The bus tour will present significant housing-led transformation projects across the city with many examples of traditional Glasgow tenements along the way. Whilst mixed-tenure communities are evident in St Andrews Drive, Laurieston TRA, Dalmarnock & Anderston; strategic regeneration will be on show at different stages at the former British Linen Bank building, London Road & Gallowgate TRA. Three of the sites are designated Transformational Regeneration Area’s (TRA’s). Laurieston TRA represents the largest provision of housing in the programme with over 1,000 new homes, whilst Sighthill is the largest urban regeneration project in the UK outside of London.
  2. Walking tour of the Gorbals
    The tour of Gorbals will be a flat and easy 2km walk covering all of the 2000+ new build homes completed by New Gorbals Housing Association and the private sector since 1994. It will thread through four urban strategy area initiatives that combine together and link with the four concentrations of 2,000 modernised homes from the 1960s. The tour will pass many of the 15 significant public artworks, 5 notable listed buildings and the several public space projects that bring drama, coherence, and a sense of identity to the whole of the Gorbals.
  3. Workshop: Building the Evidence

17:30
Civic Reception at City Chambers

  • Hosted by The Lord Provost, Eva Bolander, Glasgow City Council
  • Response by Dr Elena Szolgayová, Chair, UNECE Committee on Housing & Land Management


DAY TWO: FRIDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2019
Hamish Wood Building, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, G4 0BA

09:00
Registration

CITY LIVING

10:00
Welcome by the Chair
Professor Brian Evans, Glasgow City Urbanist, Head of Urbanism, The Mackintosh School of Architecture, Director of Glasgow Urban Laboratory

The Geneva Charter & a UN Perspective
Dr Elena Szolgayová, Chair, UNECE Committee on Housing & Land Management

Shaping Futures: Changing the Housing Story
Professor Duncan Maclennan, Public Policy, University of Glasgow

Housing in the USA and UK: Reflections on Boston and Glasgow
Professor Jim Stockard, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design

Q&A

11:15
BREAK

Introduction from the Chair
Kevin Murray, Director, Kevin Murray Associates

Designing the Liveable City: Aarhus
Stephen Willacy, City Architect, Aarhus, Denmark

Panel 2: Living Well in the City

The Art of Living
Katie Duffy, Senior Projects and Programmes Manager – Arts and Music, Glasgow Life

The Living Environment
Max Hislop, Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Patnership

Healthy Living
Etive Currie, Co-Designer of the Place Standard Tool, Glasgow City Council

Sustainable Living
Giorgia Tzar, International Passive House Association

Launch of the Glasgow Place Commission
Professor Brian Evans

GLASGOW: THE LIVED CITY

The Edible City
Pam Warhurst CBE, Incredible Edible

Building the Urbanism Network in Scotland
Tony Reddy, Incoming Chair, The Academy of Urbanism

Panel 3: Community Futures

Living in the Neighbourhood I Helped Design
Lisa Scott, Young Resident and Member of Design Team for Commonwealth Village

Introduction from the Chair
Professor Brian Evans

Resolving and Moving Forward the Glasgow Declaration
Dr Elena Szolgayová, Chair, UNECE Committee on Housing & Land Management

Closing Comments and Thanks
Professor Brian Evans

16:00
CLOSE


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