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Transforming Glasgow

Beyond the Post-Industrial City

Edited by Keith Kintrea and Rebecca Madgin


18 Dec 2019

Page count

322 pages




234 x 156 mm


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18 Dec 2019

Page count

322 pages




234 x 156 mm


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    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