In partnership with the Built Environment Forum Scotland.
MERCHANT CITY, one of Glasgow's most
historic areas has experienced many changes in its time, so much so
that on more than one occasion it almost disappeared from the face
of the earth. Its renaissance in more recent years has become
part of the city's folklore - but the story is not over yet!
We will explore how we arrived at the present, and look at some of
the issues for the future.
This lecture by architect and historian David Martin is part of
a series of events which celebrate, in 2017, the 50th
anniversary of both the inaugural meeting of the Scottish
Civic Trust and the passing of the Civic Amenities Act 1967 which
introduced the concept of conservation areas.
DAVID MARTIN was born and brought up in
Glasgow, where he graduated in architecture in 1972. After a
period in London working for the Historic Buildings Division of
Greater London Council, he returned to Glasgow to take up a post in
the Planning Department there. He functioned as the city's
Building Conservation Officer for twenty years before taking early
retirement in 1999, and since then has taught part time at various
colleges and universities in the West of Scotland. He is
currently working on a series of books.
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