Can you remember what Glasgow was like in 1961? And did you have a vision of what the City might look like in 2011? Well Glasgow City Council are currently undertaking a visioning initiative to consider what the City might look like in 50 years time in 2061.

The initiative will explore the prospects for the city over the next 50 years and look at the quality of life residents, workers and visitors might enjoy.

According to the promotional blurb the vision will be driven by Glasgow’s citizens and stakeholders – that includes me, you, your families, your neighbours, your colleagues and people that come to visit.

This is a really interesting question for us here at the Environment Trust. The Trust was established seven years ago to realise the Yoker, Scotstoun and Whiteinch Environmental Vision and so the idea of looking ahead to create a vision of the place where you live, work and play is at the core of what we are about. We’ll be making a submission to the initiative and we would encourage you to do the same.

So what do you think? What will Glasgow look like in 50 years? And what will the area around the Dumbarton Road Corridor look like…
– Where will people work? And how will they get there?
– Will there be cars on the roads? Or will bikes and horses be a common sight?
– Will people be growing vegetables everywhere?
– Will people be crossing the river on their own personal jet packs?
– Will there be plastic bags and litter everywhere?
– What will houses look like in 2061?

There is a deadline of 30 June for you to submit your initial views on what you think Glasgow 2061 will be like and you can make the submission online.

You can find out more about the initiative on the dedicated Glasgow City Vision website, on their Facebook page or via the City Council website.