Title The COP26 venue's waterfront will be the focus of a University of the West of Scotland (UWS) project examining low-carbon urban regeneration. Situated directly opposite Glasgow's SSE Hydro – the COP26 hub – the historic Govan Graving Docks is the location for the UWS study considering what the history, and potential future, of the dry docks tell us about the challenges and opportunities for re-developing urban waterfront sites for low-carbon futures. The project is part of a range of activities led by UWS, aimed at helping efforts to tackle the climate emergency. Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet UWS Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 27/10/21 Description The abandoned and unused Govan Graving Docks – hindered by difficulties in planning for a sustainable and inclusive post-industrial cityscape – will be the focus for one of a series of events hosted by UWS, highlighting the University's innovative contribution to global sustainability.
Built for Clyde Navigation Trust between 1869 and 1898, Govan Graving Docks is an iconic waterfront heritage site that has been at the frontline of urban socioeconomic change for more than four centuries. It encapsulates the west of Scotland's complex maritime history, the contested stories of empire, deindustrialisation, and stalled regeneration efforts.
Led by Professor Katarzyna Kosmala and Professor Graham Jeffery, UWS School of Business and Creative Industries, the event draws on UWS-led research exploring participatory approaches to waterfront regeneration in urban spaces which are in transition. The study focuses on the regeneration of Govan, Glasgow and Gdansk, Poland - each of which are dealing with the consequences of the post-industrial demise of the shipbuilding industry, trying to find sustainable transition into a new economy and community.
The immersive event is framed around regeneration and sustainability issues and will include a relational walk to the nearby A-listed dry docks, as well as a community performance and on-site installation – linked to the 'No New Worlds' installation from Still Moving.
URL https://connect.uws.ac.uk/index/pages/our-news.aspx?k=%22Waterfront%20regeneration%20explored%20on%20COP26%20doorstep%22 Persons Katarzyna Kosmala
|Title||UWS COP26 EVENTS Art and Climate Change: Saving the Waterfront Heritage Zones?|
|Location||Hybrid event , Glasgow , United Kingdom|
|Period||3 Nov 2021 → 12 Nov 2021|
- waterfront heritage
- climate change
- climate action
- art activism