Current Research Projects
Urban Studies at Glasgow (USG) has a large number of research projects ongoing at any one time. Here you can read details of a selection of our current projects.
Creating Prosperous City Centres Post-Pandemic Through Repurposing Retail Space
This collaboration aims to share knowledge and experience of practice and research on the planning and regeneration of retail spaces in city centres in the UK and South Korea to identify current and future challenges and develop solutions
Health and Employment Retention
This research aims to understand the key risk factors of employment retention among people affected by physical and mental health conditions. The research is developed as part of the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR), using an innovative combination of Census data linked to prescribing information , hospital admission records and data from the benefit system.
Retrofitting Existing Buildings for CO2 Reduction in Scotland and Turkey
This research explores the problems experienced in existing housing stocks in Scotland (Glasgow) and Turkey (Kadıköy, Istanbul) regarding retrofitting for carbon reduction.
REPAIR: Real Estate, Place Adaptation and Innovation within an integrated Retailing system
Real Estate, Place Adaptation and Innovation within an integrated Retailing systems (REPAIR) is a multi-stream research project, running over three years, that aims to analyse the creation of diversity, innovation and, thus, adaptive capacity within urban retail markets.
The Remaking of Chinese Urban Neighbourhoods
This project brings together researchers from the University of Glasgow and Nankai University to examine changing neighbourhoods in three Chinese cities.
Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change
We’re studying conditional welfare in the UK. By that we mean two main situations. One is where people’s access to welfare is restricted or stopped – for example, by benefit sanctions or rules. The second, equally important, is welfare support – for example, through family intervention projects or help to find work. Generally with these kinds of sanctions and support, governments aim to get people to change their behaviour. We’re looking into all the effects of sanctions and support on people’s lives.
Why Do Historic Places Matter? Emotional Attachments to Urban Heritage
This research is looking at the emotional attachments that people have to their historic urban environment and identifying the factors that contribute to those feelings. The key questions are how, and to what extent, are emotional attachments to place considered during the designation and management of historic urban assets?
Women in Multiple Low-Paid Employment: Pathways Between Work, Care and Health
This research project aims to understand the nature and extent of women’s multiple low-paid employment (MLPE) in the UK by combining secondary analysis of national survey data with qualitative research to examine the lived experiences of women in Glasgow