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Case study: In pictures - How Laurieston Living is bringing life back to the Gorbals

Words: The Planner

Laurieston is one of eight ‘transformational regeneration areas’ in Glasgow, receiving support from the city’s Transforming Communities Partnership. We take a closer look at an award-winning programme

1 (top image). Laurieston, part of the Gorbals, was once a hive of people and industry. As early as the 1920s, city authorities were moving people out of overcrowded homes into new social housing elsewhere. As industry – and population – declined, many Victorian tenements were replaced with tower blocks. These, too, were cleared in the early 2000s for improvement of the area. Since 2007 this........
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