New course takes holistic approach to regeneration

Issued: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT

A new MSc programme in Urban Studies at Glasgow University, which takes a holistic approach to Real Estate, Planning and Regeneration, is to be officially launched in the City Chambers next week.

The innovative new programme in Urban Studies at Glasgow University - one of Europe's leading centres of urban research - has been developed in close consultation with relevant professional, policy and business communities and provides an intensive fast-track entry to professional qualifications for well-motivated, high-quality postgraduate students.

Already, several of the 32 students from the first intake on the course five months ago, have been targeted by employers who prize the holistic approach of the integrated programme.

Professor David Adams, who holds the Ian Mactaggart Chair of Property and Urban Studies, said: "The MSc Programme has been specifically designed to be at forefront of academic research and professional thought in real estate, planning and regeneration at the start of the 21st century. Over the coming years, we expect to produce many graduates who, in time, will make a very significant contribution to both their chosen professions and the development of urban economies and societies worldwide."

Reflecting the importance of the new course, Des McNulty MSP, Deputy Minister of Communities at the Scottish Executive with responsibilities for housing, planning and regeneration and Chris Brown, one of the UK's foremost regeneration practitioners and Chief Executive of Igloo Regeneration will both speak at the official launch, in the City Chambers at 7pm on 22 February, hosted by the Principal of the University of Glasgow, Sir Muir Russell.

A large audience from the professions, business and government is expected to attend the event. Places are still available by contacting Mrs Martha McCorkindale at Urban Studies on 0141 330 3665 or

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Further information:

Professor David Adams, Ian Mactaggart Chair of Property and Urban Studies, Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow

Tel: 0141 330 6280