JGA initiate COP-runs events

A group of Glasgow Architects are offering free running tours of Glasgow during COP26, for delegates, visitors and locals, highlighting where the city is transitioning towards Net Zero.

Initiatied by John Gilbert Architects the team includes members from inkdesign, 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 enthusiastic team are offering guided running tours through various parts of the city. The tours aim to show the ways in which Glasgow is changing to meet the ambitions of the COP26 Conference. Stops along the route will focus on aspects of sustainable design, ranging from retrofit to new build and will look at commercial, residential and community projects. The run is suitable for all levels and set up to ensure everyone gets around safely.

Designed to get you thinking before the working day, the runs start early with 3 core routes of about 10km/6miles to choose from. We intend to take between 60 and 90 minutes for each run, getting you back in time for starting your day or a second breakfast. Part of a wider series of events run by Glasgow Institute of Architects and partners, this is set to be a fun and relaxed event and we warmly welcome anyone interested in joining us.

Conference visitors and participants, as well as locals are being encouraged to take part, so you may well make some interesting contacts along the way. We promise to bring good banter and insightful knowledge of the city.

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 said “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.uk