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Future vision for Glasgow on show
Glasgow Green pleasure beach

A vision of Glasgow as a city "designed for all of its citizens" is on display at a new exhibition.

Glasgow Past, Present and Future, which runs at the McLellan Galleries until 18 November, has been produced by final year architecture students.

A spokesman for the exhibition said it would introduce the next generation of architects and reveal their influences.

Visions of Glasgow by 2057 include a pleasure beach on Glasgow Green and a market under the M8.

The project examines Glasgow in 1907, as a city today and ideas are proposed for the next 50 years.

'Hugely exciting'

The exhibition was produced by The Mackintosh School of Architecture at The Glasgow School of Art.

Fred Smith, lecturer and final year leader for the project, said: "One hundred years ago Glasgow had a cohesive urban framework, modified, altered and sometimes ruined by strategies and decisions of the 20th Century.

"We are challenging 60 of the brightest young minds in one of the UK's best schools of architecture to redefine the rulebook."

The exhibition is carried in partnership with RLF Property and Construction Consultants, who are celebrating their centenary in Glasgow.

David Thomson, managing partner, said: "Cities are constantly evolving and Glasgow more so than most.

"It is important that new talent is encouraged to find ways of improving our cities, and the lives of those that live and work in them.

"This is a hugely exciting project."

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