Resilient Glasgow conversation launched

Gordon Matheson
Gordon Matheson

A project has been launched to help develop a long-term plan to allow Glasgow more resilient to challenges ranging from climate change to poverty.

Glasgow City Council hopes the draft document ‘Our Resilient Glasgow Conversation’ will help the city “thrive not just survive” the many challenges, events or stresses that it could face in the future.

In Glasgow, challenges include extreme weather such as storms and flooding caused by climate change, securing sustainable and affordable energy supplies amid increasing pressure on the national grid, and tackling poverty.

At the moment, the city has plans in place to deal with individual emergencies, but this new draft plan hopes to make Glasgow more resilient for decades into the future.

Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of the Sustainable Glasgow partnership, said: “Glasgow is a city which learns from its past and builds on its strengths.

“We are not only building a sustainable city that has in place systems which last but which can adapt and change to demonstrate resilience no matter what the future holds.

“Glasgow’s key strength is our people who have always shown a willingness to adapt, change and flourish during our long and rich history. We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to engage with us in this conversation to help us build a Glasgow of the future which can withstand and grow despite the many challenges we know we will face as a 21st century city.”

The new draft document is the city’s initial thoughts on how to build a more resilient Glasgow for the 21st century.

The consultation documents are now available as a wide range of activities are planned across the city between June and August including workshops, community events and public talks.


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