Writing the past into the fabric of the present: urban regeneration in Glasgow’s East End

Julie Clark, Rebecca Madgin

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Abstract

Claims that community participation in public art offers a pathway to realising democratic social and economic change have generated considerable debate. Like many urban areas suffering post-industrial decline, East Glasgow in Scotland has been the focus of intensive regeneration activity. In some instances, new urban realm developments have been inscribed with text or visual images, which reference the city's social, industrial and cultural heritage. This chapter blends interviews and documentary analysis to question what this selective process means for the creation of myths, memories and meanings and how the knowledge of historic urban areas is conditioned by regeneration initiatives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Transformations
Subtitle of host publicationGeographies of Renewal and Creative Change
EditorsNicholas Wise, Julie Clark
PublisherRoutledge
ISBN (Electronic)9781315624457
ISBN (Print)9781138652095
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameRegions and Cities
PublisherRoutledge

Keywords

  • urbanism
  • regeneration
  • heritage
  • arts
  • community

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    Clark, J., & Madgin, R. (2017). Writing the past into the fabric of the present: urban regeneration in Glasgow’s East End. In N. Wise, & J. Clark (Eds.), Urban Transformations: Geographies of Renewal and Creative Change (Regions and Cities). Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Urban-Transformations-Geographies-of-Renewal-and-Creative-Change/Wise-Clark/p/book/9781138652095