Alex Marshall, one of our students on the MSc in International Real Estate, is attending the 6th Universitas 21 (U21) Graduate Research Conference which takes place in Shanghai. This high profile event is being hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, and Alex won one of three competitive travel grants to attend and represent the University. As one of this year’s travel award recipients, Alex will travel to Shanghai to present his research into Smart Buildings and their impact on the environment at the conference which is themed around the digital future. Alex will presenting a poster board on the findings from his dissertation project.
The REPR Alumnia Association has organised a tour of the rooftop and cellars of Central Station Rooftop and Cellars for Wednesday 13th May.
The REPR Alumnia Association organised Regenerating Sauchiehall with speakers Riccardo Marini (Gehl Architects), Nick Wright (Nick Wright Planning) and Brian Felton (Chair, Sauchiehall BID). The three speakers bring a range of perspectives to the discussion that introduces the design, participation and business improvement strategy for Sauchiehall, which is the first portion of a £100,000,000 investment project into the city's public realm.
Drawing Places has been designed by the Scottish Government to bring together planning, real estate and urban design students and professionals to develop their skills in drawing and visualisation of places and inspire the creation of good place making. Students from the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde were invited to take part in this action packed event that took place over two days in October. Drawing Places was led by Susie Stirling from the Scottish Government. Also taking part were John McNairney and Johnathan Whittestone (Scottish Government), Ed Taylor and Ben Bolger (The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment), Rowena Statt (Anderson Bell Christie Architects), Fraser Maclean (Designer and Animator); Ian Alexander (JM Architects), Colin Haylock and Sara Drake (Royal town Planning Institute) and Jim Mackinnon (Trustee Prince’s Foundation and former Chief Planner at the Scottish Government).
Over the two days students practised and developed their sketching, scale, perspective, axonometrics and graphic techniques, attended lectures on place making, participated in a masterplanning masterclass and toured Knockroon, a project that is gaining recognition under the Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative launched in 2008 by the Scottish Government. There was even a surprise visit by HRH The Prince of Wales who is passionate about traditional design principles and sustainable place making. The Prince toured the master planning masterclass watching and speaking with students as they worked on a series of ideas for the Knockroon site.
The REPR Alumni Association celebrated their third anniversary with a public event at the Corinthian Club in Glasgowcity centre on Tuesday 19th June. This year’s theme was on Financing Regeneration and Economic Development in Austere Timeswith presentations from Derek Mackay (MSP and Minister for Local Government and Planning), Calum Murray (Managing Director of CCG Homes Ltd) and Kevin Murray (REPR Honorary Vice President).
From left to right: Amy Dickens (Vice President); Calum Murray; Derek Mackay; Ross Blyth (Treasurer); Lesley Wells (President) and Kevin Murray (Honorary Vice President)
Rory MacDonald, Arya Moalemi and Pamela Turner were this year’s winners of the RTPI West of Scotland Chapter prize for the best Spatial Planning Strategies project for 2012. Alison Hurd & Ian Hynd of RTPI West of Scotland Chapter awarded them a cash prize at an REPR drinks reception.
From Left to right:Alison Hurd, Pamela Turner, Arya Moalemi and Ian Hynd
Congratulations to Douglas Chisholm who won the CBRE prize for the top performing REPR student on a real estate Masters degree.
RTPI West of Scotland Chapter selected Douglas Chisholm, Ling Kuang and Angela Gray as the winners of the best Spatial Planning Strategies project for 2011, and awarded them a cash prize at the REPR Seminar drinks reception on 3rd May. Congratulations also go to Joanne Neary who won the Mark Hetherington Regeneration Award for her use of innovative research methods in her dissertation.
The REPR Alumni Association celebrated their second anniversary by hosting a public event at the Corinthian Club in Glasgow city centre on Thursday 14th April. The event, sponsored byGlasgowbased companies CoStar, Kevin Murray Associates and ISIS Waterfront Regeneration, featured lectures from two main speakers. Patrick Harvie, co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party, andChris Brown, Chief Executive of Igloo Regeneration addressed an audience of University students, recent graduates and established planning, real estate and regeneration professionals on sustainability and sustainable development issues.
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