Several members of the Glasgow Tenants and Residents Network will be taking part in a public walk on Saturday, September 15th around Speirs Locks at the Maryhill end of the Forth and Clyde canal.
The area around the canal is being touted for major ‘regeneration’, and the purpose of the walk is to ask questions about who that regeneration is for:
– Is the Speirs Locks ‘cultural quarter’ just a means to stimulate property development?
– Who owns the land? Who benefits?
– Will there be social housing for local people?
– Is there real ‘community participation’ in the plans?
– Is gentrification inevitable?
– Are there any alternatives? How can we create better cities?
The walk is free and everyone with an interest is welcome.
The Glasgow Tenants and Residents Network (GTRN) will be posting a series of articles investigating the regeneration plans around the canal in the lead up to the walk – keep an eye out on this blog!
Austerity Urbanism: A Walk Through the Fictional City
September 15th, 1-5pm, Meet at Cowcaddens Subway Entrance – Free
More walk details here