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The Glasgow Effect

Dear friends,

I hope you're well.

Today I'm celebrating because the new updated edition of my book, The Glasgow Effect: A Tale of Class, Capitalism & Carbon Footprint, is published by Luath Press to mark the start of the UN climate summit in Glasgow: COP26.

This second green edition features a new foreword written in response to the pandemic and in anticipation of COP26, and includes a 'Summary of Key Ideas' and a new online bibliography to provide a useful handbook of ideas for activists and policy-makers working to transform towns and cities across Britain and beyond.

The book was launched at UN Habitat's Innovate4Cities online conference last month, and is now available to order directly from the publishers. If you use the discount code 'GECITIES21' you get £1 off.

Over the next two weeks I'm doing lots of free talks, events and panel discussions online and across Glasgow during COP26 (see full list below). Please come along and say hello!

I'm particularly excited about my Bike & Talk event this Sunday 7 November, 1:30pm. Setting off from Walker + Bromwich's Encampment of Eternal Hope at The Briggait, we'll be cycling to The Mitchell Library to see my Early Warning Signs now installed there to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the project (see picture below).

The Glasgow Effect has also been selected as the Resurgence & Ecologist Book Club book for the November/December edition of their magazine on 'Living Cities'. This will culminate in an online discussion on Wednesday 15 December, 7pm. Please come along and pose your questions. I've also written two articles for the magazine on The Glasgow Effect and Bus Regulation: The Musical.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you soon,


Early Warning Signs at The Mitchell Library

Ellie Harrison
Free talks & events during COP26 and beyond

Tuesday 2 November, 2pm
ACT: Environment & Climate
Online panel discussion broadcast live from The Deep End, Govanhill

Wednesday 3 November, 6:30pm
Transforming Public Transport to Fight Climate Change
In-person panel discussion at The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Govanhill

Thursday 4 November, 2pm
Climate Change & Inequalities
Online panel discussion at Cycling Scotland Conference

Saturday 6 November, 12noon
Glasgow Communities Bloc Rally
In-person rally at Kelvingrove Park before the Global Day of Action March

Saturday 6 November, 8.15pm
Energy needs of a 21st Century City
In-person panel discussion at Common Ground Fest, QMU, Glasgow University

Sunday 7 November, 1:30pm
Bike & Talk around Glasgow w/ Ellie Harrison
In-person tour beginning at The Encampment of Eternal Hope, The Briggait, Glasgow

Monday 8 November, 3:15pm
Geared Up: Campaigns for greener transport
In-person panel discussion at the Just Transition Hub, Govan & Linthouse Parish Church, 796 Govan Road, Glasgow

Wednesday 15 December, 7:30pm
The Glasgow Effect - Resurgence Book Club

Online discussion w/ Ellie Harrison