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Transforming Glasgow

Beyond the Post-Industrial City

Edited by Keith Kintrea and Rebecca Madgin

Published

18 Dec 2019

Page count

322 pages

ISBN

978-1447349778

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

18 Dec 2019

Page count

322 pages

ISBN

978-1447349808

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

18 Dec 2019

Page count

322 pages

ISBN

978-1447349808

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Transforming Glasgow

Some 30 years after Glasgow turned towards regeneration, indicators of its built environment, its health, its economic performance and its quality of life remain below UK averages. This interdisciplinary study examines the ongoing transformation of Glasgow as it transitioned from a de-industrial to a post-industrial city during the 20th and 21st centuries. Looking at the diverse issues of urban policy, regeneration and economic and social change, it considers the evolving lived experiences of Glaswegians.

Contributors explore the actions required to secure the gains of regeneration and create an economically competitive, socially just and sustainable city, establishing a theory that moves beyond post-industrialism and serves as a model for similar cities globally.

“A valuable empirical and theoretical resource for those wanting to know more about the particular experience of Glasgow as it continues to undergo economic and social transformation and how these changes speak to contemporary debates in urban studies.” Alan Mace, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Keith Kintrea is Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow and Deputy Director of the GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods.

Rebecca Madgin is Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow.

Foreword by Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli

Introduction: Transforming Post-Industrial Glasgow

Keith Kintrea and Rebecca Madgin

Part 1

Chapter 1: The Policy Discourses that Shaped the ‘Transformation’ of Glasgow in the Later 20th Century: ‘Overspill’, ‘Redeployment’ and the ‘Culture of Enterprise’

Chik Collins and Ian Levitt

Chapter 2: Escaping the Shadow of the Upas Tree

Stuart Patrick, Gordon Kennedy and David MacLeod

Chapter 3: The New Political Economy of City-regionalism: Renewed Steps in Glasgow

David Waite

Chapter 4: Stopped in its Tracks? Transport’s Contribution to Glasgow’s Development

Iain Docherty

Part 2

Chapter 5: Living in the Urban Renaissance? Opportunity and challenge for 21st Century Glasgow

Mark Livingston and Julie Clark

Chapter 6: A Sick City in a Sick Country

David Baruffati, Mhairi Mackenzie, David Wals, and Bruce Whyte

Chapter 7: Dynamic Housing Transformations: Following the Money

Douglas Robertson

Chapter 8: ‘New’ Migrations Transforming the City: East European Settlement in Glasgow

Rebecca Kay and Paulina Trevena

Chapter 9: Changing Places and Evolving Activism: Communities in Post-Industrial Glasgow

Steve Rolfe, Claire Bynner and Annette Hastings

Part 3

Chapter 10: What once was Old is New Again: Placemaking and Transformational Regeneration in Glasgow

James T. White

Chapter 11: A Place for Urban Conservation? The Changing Values of Glasgow’s Built Heritage

Rebecca Madgin

Chapter 12: Revisiting the Creative City: Culture and Regeneration in post-industrial Glasgow

Venda Louise Pollock

Chapter 13: Our ‘Dear Green Place’: Glasgow’s Transformation from Industrial Powerhouse to Sustainable City

Larissa Naylor, Ellie Murtagh and Hugh Kippen

Conclusion: Beyond the Post-Industrial – Narratives of Time and Place

Rebecca Madgin and Keith Kintrea