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Planning Derry: Planning and Politics in Northern Ireland Gerald McSheffrey

Planning Derry: Planning and Politics in Northern Ireland

Gerald McSheffrey

Published May 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780853237242
Paperback
288 pages
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This is the story of the making and the implementation of a city and regional plan for the Londonderry area, published in 1968. Like any plan, it was not without its critics, but in time it was generally accepted by the local population and hasMoreThis is the story of the making and the implementation of a city and regional plan for the Londonderry area, published in 1968. Like any plan, it was not without its critics, but in time it was generally accepted by the local population and has largely been implemented, although some important elements await the resolution of the current peace process in Northern Ireland.The author was one of the small team that made the plan and he places it in context, explains how it came to be made and describes the formation of the team. Against the background of the general social, economic and physical conditions of the city and the region, he focuses particularly on the housing crisis before elaborating on the process of making the plan in particular and the difficult political circumstances that prevailed.