Architecture, People and Places Committee
The Architecture, People and Places Committee was formed in 2008 with the following objective:
“The promotion of Architectural and Urban Design matters that can provide tangible benefit to the wider public.”
The group’s role is wide ranging. Through the committee GIA can engage meaningfully with National and Local Political leadership, local authorities and other professional groups on matters of policy in relation to architecture and design.
The committee also has a particular role in engaging with the wider community. To further this aim the committee can organise Architectural competitions, events and workshops.
The committee was formed as a development of the former Housing and Environment committee which was a focus for GIA across a range of key issues that contribute to the social, spacial and environmental shape of our towns and cities.
The Housing and Environment group developed initiatives such as ‘Bringing the City to the River’ which, in the late 1990’s, responded to the growing focus on Glasgow city centre and the waterfront and pre-empted the development of Broomielaw and the drive to move the commercial quarter to the river. More recently the ‘Tradeston Initiative’, helped shape Glasgow City Councils local development strategy for that area.
Architecture, People and Places remit was developed to build on the legacy of the Housing and Environment group but was designed respond to the changing policy context in relation to architecture, design and regeneration.
Architecture People and Places is interested in working with community groups and organisations to develop architectural ideas, which fit with our aims, through competitions and workshops.
We also wish to hear from anyone with an interest in Architecture and placemaking and the committee can consider ‘co-opting’ members for specific projects.
We can also respond, on behalf of GIA, to consultations in relation to architecture, design and planning.
If you wish to discuss any of the above, or wish further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.