The Greening of Glasgow

Robert Thorpe accounts for the development of Glasgow since the nineteenth century.

Twenty years ago it was commonly reported that Glasgow was headed for disaster. The symptoms of economic decline, yet to be detected in other parts of the country, were blatantly apparent in the city's ship- building and engineering industries, and there seemed to be nothing capable of taking their place. The very activities on which Glasgow's confidence had been founded had turned out to be, as Sydney Checkland put it, like a up as tree which killed off anything that sought to grow beneath its branches.

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