Glasgow is a vibrant, exciting city with a unique character shaped by its grand historic areas and buildings and striking contemporary architecture.
The Glasgow City Development Plan is the first of a new generation of local development plans for the city. It is in line with Scotland’s modernised planning system, aiming to give certainty for investment decisions for the public and private sectors by indicating where development, including regeneration, should and should not happen. By using VU.CITY, architects and developers can easily examine the feasibility of a proposed project in context and understand the visual impact on nearby listed buildings and heritage sites at a very early stage, with information also readily available on approved schemes and developments under construction.
Glasgow City Council aims to meet the plan’s objectives of re-shaping Glasgow’s employment locations and change the economy, providing high quality, accessible residential environments and town centres, and find climate change and drainage solutions while enhancing nature and biodiversity. VU.CITY’s digital platform enables all stakeholders to work towards a common goal in finding the best possible solutions in shaping Glasgow’s future.
Users of VU.CITY Glasgow include Michael Laird, Keppie Design, Iceni, Cooper Cromar, Stallan-Brand, and Oberlanders who are using the model’s many benefits, from being able to understand and assess a site’s opportunities and challenges, testing refined designs in context, enhancing pre-app conversations and planning submissions, to improving how everyone involved collaborates.
Create smart cities the smart way
VU.CITY helps organise, visualise, and analyse city data in the clearest and most accessible way to make better decisions.
VU.CITY covers the whole of London and 25 major UK and international cities.
Test out ideas in situ, from one building to a masterplan. Create your vision and submissions with confidence.
Discover where there is potential for change, and help everyone easily understand what’s involved and why.
Reduce guesswork and unwanted costs – make the right decisions for the right outcomes, faster.
Understand designs and plans with ease, and make decisions with clarity to benefit your city and your communities.