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Regenerating the Inner City

Glasgow's Experience, 1st Edition

Edited by David Donnison, Alan Middleton


338 pages

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Originally published in 1987, Regenerating the Inner City looks at the changes to Glasgow’s East End and how industrial closures and slum clearance projects have caused people to leave. This is reflected across the western world, and causes severe blows to cities where these industries are located. The book draws on Glasgow’s Eastern Area Renewal Scheme, the first big urban renewal project in Britain. The contributors to the volume come from a range of disciplines and form practical conclusions for policy-makers, and community activists. The book uses door-to-door surveys in Glasgow’s east end, and interviews with community groups to gain an authentic understanding of the issue.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors


Part I: The Setting

1. Glasgow and its East End, Alan Middleton

2. Continuity, Change and Contradiction in Urban Policy, Ivan Turok

Part II: The GEAR Project

3. Urban Renewal and the Origin of Gear, Urlan Wannop and Roger Leclerc

4. Jobs and Incomes, Andrew A. McArthur

5. Public Housing, David Clapham and Keith Kintrea

6. Rehabilitating Older Housing, Duncan Maclennan

7. New Owner-Occupied Housing, Duncan Maclennan

8. Some Environmental Considerations, Shiela T. McDonald

9. Access to the Health Services, Isobel M.L. Robertson

10. Leisure and Recreation, Alan Middleton and David Donnison

11. Transport and Communications, D. Miller Allan

12. The Management of GEAR, Urlan Wannop and Roger Leclerc

Part III: Wider Perspectives

13. Lessons for Local Economic Policy, Ivan Turok

14. A Strategy for Education, Jean Forbes

15. Conclusions, David Donnison




About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1970 and 1998, draw together research by leading academics in the area of urban planning, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine teaching, urban markets, planning, transport planning, poverty, politics, forecasting techniques and an examination of the inner city in Europe and the US, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of planning. This set will be of particular interest to students of sociology, geography, planning and urbanization respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography