Entries by Brian McGuire

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Glasgow to host UN conference on City Living next week

Glasgow will host a United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) conference on City Living between 11-13 September.  This is significant as the UNECE – as one of five  global economic and social commissions within the United Nations – is very influential in terms of contributing to major UN policy documents such as the 2015 Paris Agreement, […]



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Glasgow marks eco-first with Passivhaus homes for older people in Shettleston

The completion of Glasgow’s first Passivhaus development for social rent has been celebrated with an opening ceremony hosted by Shettleston Housing Association.   The new development at Cunningham House was formally opened today (30 August) by Councillor Chris Cunningham, former Director of Shettleston Housing Association, who pioneered the project prior to his retirement in 2017. […]

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Council’s new funding programme approved

A new communities fund, designed by Glasgow City Council in partnership with the city’s third sector moved a step closer to operation today (29 August 2019).  The Council’s City Administration Committee agreed a report outlining the fund’s aims,  three year budget and a new approach to allocating grant funding at a city and local level. […]

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Pupil iPad roll out begins – thousands of Glasgow pupils to benefit from digital learning strategy

10.30am, Tuesday 27 August 2019 – St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, 112 Mitre Road, Glasgow G14 9PP A multi-million pound IT contract that will benefit almost 70,000 children and young people in Glasgow schools and nurseries has begun the roll out of pupil iPads that will empower our pupils to embrace the digital age, improve […]

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Climate Emergency Group Recommends Pathway for Carbon Neutral Glasgow

Glasgow’s Climate Emergency Working Group has delivered a report with over sixty recommendations that provides a pathway to a carbon neutral city. The working group, which included representation from all four political groups at the council, citizen activist groups and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, has set Glasgow a target of carbon neutrality by the year […]

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BUSES GIVEN PRIORITY ON KEY CITY CENTRE STREETS

New traffic measures that will ensure priority for buses on two of the busiest bus routes in Glasgow city centre will come into effect on September 2 this year. Amid steadily falling bus passenger numbers, the new measures will improve journey times and reliability of bus services on the north and southbound routes either side […]