'A Tall Storey ... but, a Fact Just the Same': The Red Road High-rise as a Black Box

Jane M. Jacobs, Stephen Cairns, Ignaz Strebel

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Abstract

The advent of state-sponsored mass high-rise housing in post-war Britain brought into view a range of issues about the role of technology in everyday life. This paper draws on approaches in the study of science and technology in order to deepen our understanding of the socio-technical aspects of such high-rise housing, past and present. This thinking is elaborated empirically by examining a 1960s high-rise development, Red Road, Glasgow. The paper examines the inaugural phase of development and the most recent phase of 'redevelopment', the first stage of which is demolition. The paper extends existing accounts of residential high-rises generally and Red Road specifically, as well as elaborating an alternate analytical framework for understanding high-rise and supertall dwellings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-629
Number of pages21
JournalUrban Studies
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2007

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