Why Scotland? In recent years there has been a strong focus on the impact of research on policy and practice within the UK. The devolved government in Scotland has been particularly supportive of innovation and change relating to environmental improvement and this has been seen for example in the creation of A&DS to champion good practice in architecture and design. This congress provides an ideal forum for IAPS members to be involved in an experimental and critical debate that is intrinsically linked to the development and application of environment-behaviour research in the context of current projects, initiatives and policies.
Why Glasgow? As a city Glasgow is internationally recognised as an important centre for architecture and urban regeneration and development. In 1999, Glasgow was the UK City of Architecture & Design and one of the lasting legacies of this award was the creation of ‘The Lighthouse’ which is Scotland’s centre for Architecture Design and the City. Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and is recognised throughout the world as an important commercial, business and educational centre and it is one of Europe’s official cultural capitals. Over the past few years it has been honoured as the UK City of Architecture and Design, the UNESCO City of Music, European City of Culture and will host the Commonwealth Games in 2014. It is currently bidding to become the first European Sustainable City. The Lonely Planet Guide ranks Glasgow as “one of the World’s top ten cities to visit” and its strategic location within the transport network makes it easily accessible from European, North American and Asian destinations. The rest of the world is accessible with one stop via London, Amsterdam, Dubai and Frankfurt. Research shows that Glasgow attracts more international delegates than other International destinations and delivers successful events within a balanced budget.
- Visit the Glasgow Marketing Bureau's site for many facts and info on Scotland and Glasgow: See Glasgow
Why Strathclyde? Whilst the Conference is a joint venture of three Universities, we decided to set in the John Anderson Campus of the University of Strathclyde, which is right in the heart of Glasgow! The city centre has a vibrant arts scene, cutting-edge music, legendary nightlife, an exciting selection of places to eat out and much more.
The Conference takes place in 3 adjacent buildings: John Anderson, Architecture and Colville (n. 15, 16 and 17 in the John Anderson Campus map below). It takes 5 minutes walk from George Square, direction North-East (up a small hill, through the beautiful Rottenrow gardens).
On campus accomodation. The campus offers not only high quality venues for Conferences, but also very affordable, comfortable and nice residential accomodation. We have reserved rooms at very attractive prices for participants to the conference, so please visit the accomodation page for more details.
- For more information about the campus, please visit this link:
Getting Around Campus