The Laurieston Local Development Strategy (LDS) represents a significant milestone in the process of transformation and regeneration of the central area of Glasgow. The plans have been formulated through an extensive process of consultation and negotiation, and present a shared vision of how residents and stakeholders envisage the future development of the area. The urban design strategy has taken a ‘best practice’ approach, exploring the opportunities to remedy the mistakes of the 1960s that have blighted Laurieston. It seeks to knit back this part of the city into the surrounding neighbourhoods. The Laurieston development aims to transform perceptions and regenerate the housing market in the area, whilst providing a full range of the highest quality affordable housing.