Change must have citizens at it heart

THERE have been many physical and social changes in Glasgow city centre over the years.

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From pedestrianisation of the main shopping areas to the one-way traffic system and the growth of shopping centres, with first the St Enoch Centre then Buchanan Galleries.

No successful city centre can afford to stand still and further changes must be done with the needs and interests of everyone who uses the area in mind.

From shoppers to workers, residents to retailers, students and cinema and pub, club and restaurant patrons, the list is long and their requirements multi-faceted.

So the initiative to have specific regeneration plans for certain city areas with different characteristics and a dedicated working group is sensible, as a one size fits all approach is no use for a city as vibrant and diverse as Glasgow.

The plan needs to ensure the areas which have been neglected in the past are given attention and, in particular, specific sites which are under utilised brought into active use.

Ensuring the city is looking its best is the starting point and the minimum we should expect.

Then, by fully understanding what people want from the city centre, it can stay one step ahead of its rivals at home and abroad.

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