It doesn't have to be a multi-million pound project, just something to turn it into a useful space once more.
The Stalled Spaces Project is aiming to do just that by awarding modest amounts of cash to help transform gap sites into community spaces.
Already several awards have been made as part of the Commonwealth Games green legacy scheme for people to turn around the sites.
There is scope for this to be used all over the city and as the Evening Times Streets Ahead campaign has shown there is no shortage of ideas from within our communities.
Whether it is a derelict site from demolitions of homes or a school or business premises the sooner the site is in use again the better.
And if it is a temporary project to green over a site until a permanent use is found then it is still so much better than an ugly patch of wasteland.
Just like the Streets Ahead campaign the Stalled Spaces project can make Glasgow a brighter place to live.
It is another example of how the Commonwealth Games can help make a longer term difference to the communities and lives of the people of Glasgow.