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Archive | April, 2008

shrinking cities

The British planning system is designed to manage urban growth, investment and development. But how well does it perform when our towns and cities are faced with decline, population flight and demolition? I was a planning student in Glasgow in the 1980s when the debilitating effects of Clydeside’s industrial restructuring were at their most damaging. […]

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The Scottish Affordable Housing Debate

Last week I facilitated a seminar for the Royal Town Planning Institute in Glasgow to discuss these thorny issues. What follows is a summary of the presentations at the start of the evening. I found them interesting: I hope you do too. The massive gulf between house prices and average incomes means that housing is […]

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