August 18th, 2005, 05:03 PM
Looks as though it could be a worthwhile event at only a tenner a head:
RAYMOND YOUNG OBE
Chair, Architecture + Design Scotland
‘CITIES IN DEVOLUTION’
Friday 16 September 2005 commencing at 4.45 p.m.
in St Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow
Sponsored by the Scottish Executive and Glasgow City Council
4.45 Arrival and registration
5.00 Welcome by Bill Lindsay, Convenor of the
RTPI in Scotland
5.05 Ministerial Introduction
5.15 Lecture by Raymond Young
6.15 Vote of thanks by Ian Scott, the chair of the
6.20 Drinks reception in the gallery
7.00 Move back to lecture area
7.10 Urban Design Week workshop
August 18th, 2005, 05:05 PM
Contact for bookings, enquiries is The Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland, 57 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7HL
Tel 0131 226 1959, Fax 0131 226 1909, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 19th, 2005, 04:24 PM
Thanks for that escotregen. I've been in touch and they'll send out booking forms. Hopefully a ticket will result!
September 19th, 2005, 05:56 PM
I hope some others from this board made it to the Geddes memorial talk last Friday in St Andrews in the Square. The lecture well lived up to the setting. Raymond Young's talk brought back to me again what a seminal visionary Geddes was; but one that was rooted in the practical and what should be and needed to be done in cities. As Raymond quoted some extracts written in 1915 you could not but help wonder why we keep forgetting the lessons learned for good design and good urban spaces.
Incidentally,the society had managed to get a copy of Geddes's original book (had to go to North America to get it). A first edition, well worn, it cost £100. In the debate afterwards there was some interesting stuff about who the leader's of Geddess's stature were today - whilst others decried the notion of 'leaders'. Others had serious concerns about the drift towards the 'gated development' type of city society that current social polaristion seems to be generating. I have to say that there were some pained crtitisms about what's happening at and around the Harbourside.
All-in-all a very worthwhile and civilised evening... helped no end by drinking the scrumptious wine provided in a scrumptious setting. :)
September 19th, 2005, 06:17 PM
Glad to hear it went well. Numpty that I was I went offski on my hols and forgot to post off the cheque which sat languishing in my flat for two weeks. Not much bloody use that! Needless to say I missed the lecture but I do know several folk that attended it and now that my Doors Open day walk is over for another year (so I no longer have to swot up) I have Biopolis: Patrick Geddes and the City of Life by Volker M Welter to read. Hopefully I'll be a little bit better informed about the man after that. Interesting to hear the comments about the Harbourside....
September 21st, 2005, 12:22 PM
I wasn't able to make it either, was tied up organising DOD, sounded interesting though ...spose I'll have to to some reading on Geddes now too! You can tell me all about it at end of month drinks Escot ;)
September 23rd, 2005, 02:26 PM
Awe shucks Crusty, I'm double booked... I'm at the Tron again tonight for 'My Old Man' :(
September 23rd, 2005, 04:32 PM
Thats cool ...drinkies are next Friday ;) :)
September 23rd, 2005, 05:29 PM
Duh, right - end of the month drinks is at the end of the month :)