Peripheral estates renewal : A study into planning for and with a peripheral estate community

Sunderland, Peter (1985) Peripheral estates renewal : A study into planning for and with a peripheral estate community. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis looks at some of the issues connected with Peripheral Estate Renewal, with the aim of suggesting ways in which an estate could be renewed, and how the community could be involved in the renewal process. The first two chapters look at the history of the Easterhouse Estate, with the first chapter tracing the reasons for it being constructed through a period of decline until 1978. The second chapter discussing the period from 1978 - 84 and analysing the affect on Central Government and both Regional and District Council activities, going on to discuss the rise and role of the community organisations that now exist. Chapter III examines difficult to let housing generally, with a view to drawing out some principles that should be applied in Easterhouse to solve this aspect of the estate's problem i.e. that it is a difficult to let estate. A number of Community Groups have become involved in the regeneration and planning, in the widest sense of their estates. Chapter IV looks at two such groups who have one thing in common, that they have produced a document which they view as being similar to a 'planning document' in that it states the way they would wish their area to be developed. The chapter examines the groups, the document that each prepared, and makes an analysis as to the effectiveness of both plans. Part I of the final chapter makes an analysis of the earlier chapters, drawing out the salient points with a view to them being regarded and hopefully adopted in any renewal of Easterhouse. Part II considers and comments on current plans by the Local Authority, before making further specific recommendations as to how the renewal in the peripheral estate should be effected. Finally Part III discusses ways in which the community could ensure that the renewal is both for them and with them.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: S T Mcdonald.
Keywords: Urban planning.
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences
Supervisor's Name: Supervisor, not known
Date of Award: 1985
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1985-74167
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 15:33
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 13:47
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.74167

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