Sign of the times

January 12, 1996

(Photograph) - Sign of the times: Strathclyde University research student Neil McInroy has been investigating the impact of urban change on local communities. Although local people feel that streets in the neighbourhood belong to them, modern city planners see them merely as thoroughfares, and can use them as a marketing tool in promoting a particular image of a city, Mr McInroy said. Despite local protests, one of the last remaining Victorian tenement streets near Strathclyde's campus was recently condemned as "an eyesore", demolished and turned into a landscaped car park as part of Glasgow's tourist development.

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