Housing, Class and Regeneration; exploring the ‘new’ inequalities  Dr Kirsteen Paton University of Glasgow
Partick <ul><li>PhD study from 2005-2009 with Westgap and Oxfam </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewed 49 residents  </li></ul><ul>...
Gentrification in Partick <ul><li>Glasgow Harbour Development </li></ul><ul><li>Luxury housing for 2000 residents </li></u...
West 11 Images: Former Partick Market in 2005 transformed into West 11 private housing, 2007 and 2009.
generational displacement ? <ul><li>Gordon, 24: […] It just bothers me because you know I can’t get anywhere to stay aroun...
Strategic displacement? <ul><li>Sean, 25: I’m just worried about my rent arrears. Partick Housing have threatened to take ...
 
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Housing, Class and Regeneration: exploring the 'new' inequalities - Kirsteen Paton

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Dr Kirsteen Paton, from the University of Glasgow, talks about the 'new' inequalities, housing and class.



The Whose Economy? seminars, organised by Oxfam Scotland and the University of the West of Scotland, brought together experts to look at recent changes in the Scottish economy and their impact on Scotland's most vulnerable communities.

Held over winter and spring 2010-11 in Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow and Stirling, the series posed the question of what economy is being created in Scotland and, specifically, for whom?

To find out more and view other Whose Economy? papers, presentations and videos visit:
http://www.oxfamblogs.org/ukpovertypost/whose-economy-seminar-series-winter-2010-spring-2011/

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Housing, Class and Regeneration: exploring the 'new' inequalities - Kirsteen Paton

  1. 1. Housing, Class and Regeneration; exploring the ‘new’ inequalities Dr Kirsteen Paton University of Glasgow
  2. 2. Partick <ul><li>PhD study from 2005-2009 with Westgap and Oxfam </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewed 49 residents </li></ul><ul><li>Partick traditionally working-class neighbourhood. Former site of shipyards and grain mills </li></ul><ul><li>Predominantly social housing, Partick Housing Association (PHA) social housing provider </li></ul>
  3. 3. Gentrification in Partick <ul><li>Glasgow Harbour Development </li></ul><ul><li>Luxury housing for 2000 residents </li></ul><ul><li>“ The city needs to offer more attractive family houses with gardens – ‘middle market’ as well as ‘starter’ homes – to persuade people to stay who would otherwise move beyond the city boundary.” (Glasgow City Council, 2003) </li></ul>
  4. 4. West 11 Images: Former Partick Market in 2005 transformed into West 11 private housing, 2007 and 2009.
  5. 5. generational displacement ? <ul><li>Gordon, 24: […] It just bothers me because you know I can’t get anywhere to stay around where I live now. I can’t afford it and that’s something that annoys me because the prices are so expensive… </li></ul><ul><li>Fi, 63: It’s a big issue. I can’t get my son a house but other people do. A whole generation of people can’t get a house, you can’t buy. They are with their mothers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Strategic displacement? <ul><li>Sean, 25: I’m just worried about my rent arrears. Partick Housing have threatened to take me to court a few times. I’ve got all my furniture in that flat, if I was to lose that flat I would have nowhere to put that stuff. </li></ul><ul><li>Steve, 37: […] They do this traffic light thing; three strikes and you’re out. I'm on amber. But surely you're entitled to a couple of hundred pounds [arrears]? …I mean it’s not the greatest of wee flats I've got but it’s a roof over my head and I need it. </li></ul>
  7. 8. To view all the papers in the Whose Economy series click here To view all the videos and presentations from the seminars click here

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