‘Magnificent Glasgow’ is the working title of a film on Glasgow’s planning and architectural heritage that is being supported by the Foundation and other donors.
With a focus on the Victorian and Edwardian period the film will set out the industrial and commercial background that led to the development of one of the best examples of city townscape anywhere. The work of architectural giants such as ‘Greek’ Thomson, Wilson and Mackintosh will be featured and their work in the creation of terraces, tenements, villas, commercial and municipal properties along with innovations in design and construction.
Production Attic, a newly formed Glasgow film company, is responsible for production with a premier anticipated in Spring 2017. The Foundation would welcome additional funds to support the venture.
Further information can be obtained by contacting, Tony Burton, the Secretary of the Foundation on Tony305@btinternet.com
The Planning Exchange Foundation is a registered charity whose objectives are to further understanding about planning and related subjects for public benefit. It was first established in Glasgow in 1975 as a part of the Centre for Environmental Studies and became a separate charity in 1980. It developed a comprehensive library and information service, ran best practice events, developed a number of publications including Scottish Planning and Environmental Law, built a comprehensive database on the development of the UK new towns and carried out many research projects.
In 2002 the Planning Exchange sold its business operations to IDOX plc – a company which provides information solutions primarily to local government. IDOX took on the staff of the Planning Exchange and invested in the further development of the information service.The proceeds of the sale were retained by the Planning Exchange which changed its name to the Planning Exchange Foundation and is run by five Trustees and a Secretary who administer a grants programme related to the historic objectives of the charity.