Professor Ann Markusen was the Fulbright Professor at Glasgow School or Art in 2011. She has a particular interest in creative placemaking, dealing creatively with post industrial change. During her time in Glasgow, Professor Markusen employed the method conversation among a body of people with an interest in the city, and urban life to discuss the social and economic future of Glasgow. Drawing together people from arts, health, urban design, economics, and planning, the conversation method allowed interdisciplinary, open yet critical debate about the issues that inform and affect the present and future of the city. The Urbanism team at A&DS contributed to the discussions.
The product of these conversations, a method used by Professor Markusen as a tool in research and practice across the world, have been captured in a report. This report is available here.