Connectivity Commission role for Professor Docherty

Connectivity Commission role for Professor Docherty

Issued: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:42:00 GMT

Iain Docherty
Connectivity Commission

Professor Docherty is working as part of the Connectivity Commission, an independent body with a remit to rethink the city centre as a destination for business, retail and leisure.

The group has been challenged to generate bold, fresh ideas to transform Scotland's biggest city; making it even more attractive to visitors, businesses and citizens.

Launched at the annual State of the City Economy conference, during the next 12 months the Commission will explore challenges and opportunities with the city centre's public realm; congestion and pollution levels, and public transport patronage.

Its findings will then be presented to the council with the aim of improving the experience of those who use Glasgow city centre and ensuring it remains an attractive global destination in the decades ahead.

The group, headed by former Government Transport Advisor Professor David Begg includes leaders and practitioners from the worlds of business, transport, academia and the third sector.

The Commission includes Iain Docherty, Professor of Public Policy and Governance at Glasgow University; Anne Ledgerwood, General Manager of the St Enoch Centre and Chair of the City Centre Retail Association; Mark Bevan, Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, and representatives from the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Transform Scotland.