Leader of Glasgow City Council Susan Aitken will today (November 24th) announce the establishment of the Connectivity Commission, an independent body with a remit to rethink the city centre as a destination for business, retail and leisure.
The group will be spearheaded by former Government transport advisor Professor David Begg and will include leaders and practitioners from the worlds of business, transport, academia and the third sector.
It will be challenged to generate bold, fresh ideas to transform Scotland’s biggest city; making it a more liveable and breathable place which is even more attractive to visitors, businesses and citizens.
Launched at the annual State of the City Economy conference, over the next 12 months the Commission will explore challenges and opportunities with the city centre’s public realm; congestion and pollution levels, and public transport patronage.
Its findings will then be presented to the council with the aim of improving the experience of those who use Glasgow city centre and ensuring it remains an attractive global destination in the decades ahead.
The Commission includes representatives from the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Scottish Council for Development and Industry, Transform Scotland, Glasgow University and the City Centre Retail Association.
Read the full story here: Invest Glasgow.