Future City | Glasgow challenges citizens to re-imagine the future with four hackathons. These events will bring together a diverse mix of people to explore how technology and open data can improve life in Glasgow.
But how well do you know Glasgow?
Here are 30 facts about the city to get you thinking: how you can make a difference? We need your help: what do you know about the city?
- 593,101 residents in 2011- down from 1.12million in 1939
- 68 square miles
- 43 kilometres of motorway and 1,708 kilometres of roads
- 4,500 athletes, 3,000 volunteers and 1 million tickets for the Commonwealth Games
- 2.2 million visitors a year generate £578 million for the local economy
- 17.5 million visits to Glasgow Life venues (2012-13)
- 20% of Glasgow’s land area is greenspace
- 2015 is Glasgow Green Year
- Glasgow will welcome the MTV Awards in 2014 and Turner Prize in 2015
- Every year, Glasgow has 1 in 200 chances of being flooded
- One of only 5 UNESCO Cities of Music in the world
- World War Z used 8,500 hotel room nights over 17 days in Glasgow in 2011
- Hotel occupancy rate reached 88.5% in September 2013, the highest since records began in 1999
- Glasgow airport sees on average around 200 flights a day
- The subway: 15 stations, 10km of tracks and 13 million passengers a year
- From the 2011 census, we learned that:
- Glasgow City Council manages 332 schools & nurseries
- 839 locations with traffic signals
- 339 locations with CCTV managed by Community Safety Glasgow
- 40,077 residents have points of their driving licence
- 7 people died in road traffic accidents in Glasgow in 2012
- 33 cemeteries and burial grounds in the City and 4 crematoria
- Half of Glasgow students come from the West of Scotland – foreign students come from 126 countries
- Glasgow was one of three areas testing emergency mobile alerts in 2013
- 2010 was the coldest winter in 100 years but we had 1217.1 hours of sunshine in 2012
What do you know about Glasgow? Can you contribute?