MScUD 2009-10: Students’ analysis, group 3: planning framework

As part of the analysis of the planning framework in Govan, students mapped all projects pending at various stages in the area (this figure). A number of other studies were worked out including traffic flow and instant speed, socio-economic geography and accessibility to retail and services.

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Students: Gillian Black, David Howel, Mark Feeley, Mahanim Abdullah, Darren Baird.

From the Brief:

“Scope:

The broad scope of this Analysis Package is to help students develop a clear, informed, up to date understanding of the area as it is today in terms of its population, land uses and environmental conditions and at the same time of the City’s and other relevant stakeholders ambitions for its development.

The current conditions of an area, how its parts are used, who they are owned by, what kind of environmental work is required to maximise their value is fundamental because they reveal the strategic potential of the area and suggest directions for development. A good comprehensive overview of all recent actions and projects instigated by the city and other major stakeholders in the area (i.e. housing associations, GHA, City Council, Clyde waterfront regeneration…) will give an indication of the likelihood and type of change that will affect the area.

Together, and combined with all other analytical packages, this information will be the basis for the future strategies for Govan.

At the end of this phase, students will be able to answer the following five questions

Who’s who in Govan: private, public (GHA, Has) ownership and distribution of built and planned developments.

  • How do residential, commercial and industrial portions connect (or not… refer to barriers and nodes of exchange)?
  • What are Govan’s ground conditions (soil, flooding, river banks, underground tunnels…)?
  • How does Govan fit in the broader City Plan and what are the main changes planned/envisaged for Govan and its surroundings?
  • What impact will these have on how Govan is used today?

Objectives:

  1. To understand land ownership throughout Govan and links between different uses.
  2. To understand the relation between residential ownership and socio-economic conditions.
  3. To describe the current environmental state of Govan, highlighting problems and opportunities.
  4. To illustrate in detail all current plans/ambition that interest Govan now or in the future”.