Group Content

Simon Joe Portal

Discover how Si-Joe’s work in the humanitarian and development sectors has shaped his understanding of why and how context should influence engineering solutions.

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Tim Ibell

Hear from Tim Ibell about the changes he’s making to degree guidelines to encourage more divergent thinking in the sector and put the climate emergency at the centre of engineering education.

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Jonathan Fashanu

Find out how Jonathan, founder of DASH, is working to create better spaces for people and planet by embracing a regenerative approach to design and development.

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Explore the areas below to learn more about Govan and its communities; including demographics, geography and the heritage of the area.

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The Area

Govan is an urban community located on the south-side of the River Clyde. It is an area with a rich history and heritage that has been shaped by its physical waterfront location. It is one of the most historically significant areas in Glasgow that has been transformed across the years.

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Read a brief history of Govan, to deepen your understanding of the social and cultural context you’ll be designing in.

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Communities aren’t just built from bricks and mortar. Places and the people that live or have lived there, help develop a sense of community.

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Geography & Climate

Govan is a heavily urbanised area in the west of Scotland approximately 5km south-west of Glasgow City Centre. It lies on the south side of the River Clyde, opposite the mouth of the River Kelvin.

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population and local government

Politics & Local Government

Learn more about the politics, local government and asylum and refugee policy in Govan and the UK. 

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