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George Square: Is it time for change?

While George Square is a familiar landmark, the way it’s used has been shaped by generations of Glaswegians. Now it’s our turn! The citywide conversation looks to find out what place George Square has in Glasgow today and how it should be used in the future. We’ll never know unless we talk honestly about how we think and feel, and also listen to what our fellow Glaswegians have to say.

The citywide conversation is open for everyone to join, and we've set out the key ways below.

Quick conversation starters:

Either online (at or on paper at any Glasgow library, there are a few quick tasks to share what you think about George Square today, and your ambition for how it should be used in the future.

Public workshops:
A series of repeated free workshops are being held next week to have deeper conversations that explore what different ways of using George Square mean to the city and people of Glasgow. You can see the times and book your place here ( or call 0141 237 8592.

Co-Creation Forum:
After the main conversation period comes to a close on the 30th of October, the conversation team will analyse what Glaswegians from across the city have said to establish a collective view about George Square today and whether it is time for change. On 6th November a Co-Creation Forum that reflects Glasgow's population as a whole will review these results and test different ways they could be implemented. More details, and the form to apply to join the forum, are online here ( or call 0141 237 8592.

After the forum, the final results will be taken to Glasgow City Council, where Councillors will decide in November and December on how best to implement what people have said.

The citywide conversation is a unique opportunity for people from across Glasgow to not only speak honestly on how they feel about an important landmark in their city, but also listen to what others are saying.

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