So…I have to admit the title of this post is a tad bit satirical. If you found yourself clicking the link to read this post, chances are you’ve had your fair share of involvement in planning processes. 400 more words
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It had all been going so well. While there is always a modicum of cynicism about mega events and there have been one or two specific problems in the re-development of the Dalmarnock area (such as a very public refusal to move out by one family), the run-up to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games was going smoothly. 664 more words
The Ethics of Gentrification, Social and Personal
Gentrification is an ethical problem. At the societal level, it is a problem of social justice.
At that level, some quite clear guidelines for an ethical approach can be developed. 1,470 more words
Earlier today I was sent a thought-provoking paper from the Home Builders Federation. Entitled ‘Barker Review: A Decade On’, it is a sobering account of the housing supply-side and a Review dubbed the most significant review since the 1977 Housing Policy green paper. 782 more words
I don’t know about you, but I definitely hear the term “community revitalization” an awful lot these days. Perhaps its because I’ve become entrenched in this work, or it is now the new buzz feel good movement to which many feel associated. 343 more words