Architects to offer running tours to highlight Glasgow’s net zero ambitions during COP26

A team of architects has announced plans to offer free running tours of Glasgow during COP26, highlighting where the city is transitioning towards net zero.

Initiated by John Gilbert Architects, the team includes members from ink design, JM Architects and Hoare Lea. The event is in partnership with the Glasgow Institute of Architects, Scottish Ecological Design Association and Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

The tours aim to show the ways in which Glasgow is changing to meet environmental ambitions. Stops along the route will focus on sustainable design, including retrofit and new build, and will look at commercial, residential and community projects.

The run is described as suitable for all levels and set up to ensure everyone gets around safely. The runs start early with three core routes of about 10km to choose from. Conference visitors and participants, as well as locals, are being encouraged to take part.

Matt Bridgestock, John Gilbert Architects director, said, “Visiting another city is a rare treat at present; we hope that these events can bring delegates, visitors and locals to see our city, consider the challenges and bring new perspectives on how we meet the net zero challenge.”

Phil Zoechbauer, president of Glasgow Institute of Architects, added, “We are delighted to host these tours as part of our wider COP26 activities, opening the city up to our visitors and locals.”

More information can be found at: https://www.cop-runs.ukA