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PLANNING ISSUES HIGHLIGHTED BY GLASGOW'S 'SHRINKING'

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The issues facing Glasgow planners, as the population drops and the city contracts, are highlighted in a feature in...
The issues facing Glasgow planners, as the population drops and the city contracts, are highlighted in a feature in Scotland on Sunday (p19).

Although planners are well equipped to cope with expansion there are fewer answers to shrinking cities, the piece argues. Glasgow's pre-war population was more than double what it is now, and it is still dropping.

Post-war planning policies of slum clearance and moving people out to estates has contributed to the problem, with now large areas of the city lying abandoned.

The answer, argues the article, lies in moving Glasgow's estate dwellers back into the city heart and turning former estate areas into parkland.
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