Key Players in Commonwealth Games regeneration of Glasgow

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  • Key Players in the  Glasgow Common wealth games regeneration.
    • National government and planners
      • Viewpoints: Reconciling different interests, longer- term national goals take priority.
      • Roles: Planned permission, pump priming to start large nationally important developments
      • Roles: The Scottish and UK government funded £381.7 million for the games (83% of total public funding) and approved schemes as wells as encouraging scheme proposal
      • Viewpoint: The games have injected £740 million into Glasgow's economy, supported 2100 jobs annually and reduced  % youth unemployed. Increased tourism as a result of the games will help redevelop Glasgow's image and legacy.
    • Local Councils
      • Viewpoint: Duty to tackle inequality in communities, make local planning decisions and are supposed to balance out environmental/ economic / social needs of a locality.
      • Viewpoints: Glasgow City council believe that a great legacy a result of the games paving the way for future regeneration and continued management of five sectors: Business, Labour market, tourism, the events industry and the physical environment.
      • Roles: Small or local regeneration schemes often 'soft management'. In charge of permissive arrangements such as street performers.
      • Roles: Glasgow City Council approved schemes and funded £80 million (17% of total public funding)
    • Developers
      • Viewpoint: Economic standpoint; profit is needed.
      • Roles: Funding of schemes and potentially visually improving area
      • Roles: private developers funded £40 million needed for Athletes village (£140 million was publically funded)
      • Viewpoint: New husing and facilities have increased tourism to and Glasgow they are making large profit on development (especially as housing is quite expensive as increased legacy and want).
    • Local Businesses
      • Viewpoint: May be polarised as those expecting increased customer base by sin-offs from regeneration will differ to those threatened by it. Local Chamber of Commerce may give majority viewpoints of business leaders.
      • Roles: Formation of lobby councils and to invest in schemes
      • Viewpoints: Many businesses pulled down to make way for athletes village. Enterprises under compensated and lose money as result of scheme. Some did prosper as result and new businesses opened such as BBC TV headquarters.
      • Roles: Promote or protest the regeneration scheme. Local chamber of commerce mainly gave positive viewpoints of impacts.
    • Local Communities
      • Viewpoints: The silent majority may be represented by a few willing and able to give up time to either be involved in a local council or pressure group.
      • Roles: Formation of lobby councils, vote for local and national political parties and form pressure groups.
      • Viewpoint: many pressure groups formed here as regeneration saw pulling down of many homes (displacing several hundred families in Dalmarnok). Communities lost and many under compensated for their loss.
      • Roles: the local community were particularly active in forming pressure groups especially when the only day care centre for disabled people in Glasgow was pulled down.

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