Disappearing Glasgow


Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911332497


Page: 192

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Glasgow is not just famous for its humor, its shipyards, and its bold Victorian architecture, built in the days when it was the "second city of the Empire." It's also renowned as the home in the UK of the failed experiment with modernist architecture in the 1950s and 1960s--where those cleared from 19th century slums of the Gorbals and Govan were housed in vast tower block estates far from the city center, devoid of facilities and a sense of community. Initially a huge improvement on existing living conditions, a lack of investment and poor build quality meant these bold visions of the future soon fell into neglect. Here acclaimed photographer Chris Leslie and author and Professor of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art Johnny Rodger examine Glasgow's process of demolishing these contentious estates. For some they are blights on the city's international reputation, for some an important attempt to redefine the way we live, and for others they were home. This is a beautiful, highly visual book that is both fascinating and moving in equal measure.

Transforming Glasgow

Beyond the Post-Industrial City

Author: Kintrea, Keith,Madgin, Rebecca

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447349806

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Thirty years after Glasgow turned towards regeneration, indicators of its built environment, its health, economic performance and its quality of life remain below UK averages. This interdisciplinary study examines the ongoing transformation of Glasgow as it has transitioned from a de-industrial to a post-industrial city during the 21st Century. Looking at diverse issues of urban policy, regeneration, and economic and social change, it considers the evolving lived experiences of Glaswegians. Contributors explore the necessary 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 that serves as a model for similar cities globally.


Author: Brian Bell

Publisher: Insight Guides

ISBN: 9781585731497

Category: Travel

Page: 306

View: 6531


Some travelers love nothing better than to bathe in the sun. Others revel in immersing themselves in history and culture. Then there are those who are born to shop. We all know the type. In fact, we might ourselves be the type. There are some people for whom shopping is not a necessity but a sport. Insight Shopping Guides are a play book for the avid shopper who wants to level the playing field when he or she competes against natives for the best goods and deals the city has to offer. This series is for the discerning consumer who needs a little help navigating around an unfamiliar city. They are ideal shopping companions for travelers wanting lively, informative background material on the best shopping areas and reliable advice on finding the most reliable service.

Scots Imagination and Modern Memory

Author: Andrew Blaikie

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748686312

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Blaikie explores how our different ways of seeing influence the relationship between place and belonging. He argues that our memories, however brief or complex, invoke imagined pasts. But do our recollections share a common frame of reference? Blaikie's c

The Photographic Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: N.A

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