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Title: The social impact of house improvement : a case study of Dennistoun
Author: Tytler, Colin G.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1982
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A major factor in the shift in favour of house rehabilitation and away from comprehensive clearance and redevelopment has been the belief that rehabilitation is much less socially disruptive. This assumption has been little tested. By examining an area of Glasgow subject to considerable house improvement, this dissertation seeks to identify the social and community impacts of rehabilitation. Does rehabilitation benefit existing residents? Do households leave the area as a result of rehabilitation and, if so, where do they go and how do they rate their post-move housing conditions? Who replaces them? These are some of the questions the dissertation addresses. CHAPTER 1 examines the thinking behind the move from clearance to improvement while CHAPTER 2 reviews both American and British literature on the social aspects of rehabilitation. CHAPTER 3 deals with the legislative side of house improvement and the changing emphases of successive policies. The impact of legislative changes on the quantity and impact of improvement work is also considered. CHAPTER 4 consists of a brief description of the study area itself and an outline of the development of improvement activity within it while CHAPTER 5 sets out working hypotheses and develops a possible methodology for the study of the social impact of rehabilitation. CHAPTER 6 is an analysis of results drawing together the various data sets used into a generalised overview. Supporting the factual data, CHAPTER 7 summarises discussions with various public and private agencies and local community groups about the operation and results of improvement policy. CHAPTER 8 extends the discussion beyond the confines of the study area by developing a more generalised model of neighbourhood change and household movement as affected by rehabilitation. On the basis of a set of indicators of neighbourhood change, other areas of the city are identified where rehabilitation pressures are likely to be greatest. A number of policy recommendations emerge from a closer examination of the model.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: H Social Sciences (General)