Planning Aspects of the Belfast Urban Motorway

Planning Aspects of the Belfast Urban Motorway

The extent and effects of motorway noise have been studied now for several years and are of relevance to the Belfast ... 6.2 Effect on People The proposed motorways in the inner urban area of Belfast will have to pass close to a ...

Author: Building Design Partnership

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ISBN: NWU:35556021154976

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Stewart Parker

Stewart Parker

With Parker as honorary secretary, the group argued that 'the Belfast Urban Motorway should be abandoned and an alternative transportation plan produced for the city'. Using the example of Nottingham, a city about the size of Belfast ...

Author: Marilynn Richtarik

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191655166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Born in Belfast during World War II, raised in a working-class Protestant family, and educated on scholarship at Queen's University, writer Stewart Parker's story is in many ways the story of his generation. Other aspects of his personal history, though, such as the amputation of his left leg at age 19, helped to create an extraordinarily perceptive observer and commentator. Steeped in American popular culture as a child and young adult, he spent five years teaching in the United States before returning to Belfast in August 1969, the same week British troops responded to sectarian disturbances there. Parker had developed a sense of writing as a form of political action in the highly charged atmosphere of the US in the late 1960s, which he applied in many and varied capacities throughout the worst years of the Troubles to express his own socialist and secular vision of Northern Irish potential. As a young aspiring poet and novelist, he supported himself with free-lance work that brought him into contact with institutions ranging from BBC Northern Ireland to the Irish Times (for which he wrote personal columns and the music review feature High Pop) and from the Queen's University Extramural Department to Long Kesh internment camp (where his creative writing students included Gerry Adams). It is as a playwright, however, that Parker earned a permanent spot in the literary canon with drama that encapsulates his experience of Northern Ireland in the 1970s. Marilynn Richtarik's Stewart Parker: A Life illuminates the genesis, development, and meaning of such classic plays as Spokesong, Northern Star, and Pentecost - works that continue to shed light on the North's past, present, and future - in the context of Parker's life and times. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, this critical biography rewards general readers and specialists alike.
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Belfast Urban Area Plan

Belfast Urban Area Plan

Planning Aspects of the Urban Motorway August 1968 The implications upon adjoining housing communities and industry of the proposed high - level urban motorway around the Central Area of Belfast ; an assessment of the opportunities for ...

Author: Building Design Partnership

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ISBN: UOM:39015007545554

Category: City planning

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Urban Peacebuilding In Divided Societies

Urban Peacebuilding In Divided Societies

See Belfast Development Office Beirut, 6 Belfast, 5, 6, 34, 39, 40–41, 55 and anges to urban landscape, ... 57 Belfast Urban Area (BUA) Plan 2001, 95, 96, 97, 117, 119(n2) Belfast Urban Motorway, 81 Belfast Urban Strategy, proposed, ...

Author: Scott Bollens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000011579

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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Urban Peacebuilding in Divided Societies explores the effects of urban policy and planning in the management of ethnic conflict in strife-torn societies, focusing on the cases of Belfast and Johannesburg. It combines perspectives from urban geography, political science, social psychology, and urban planning to study the relationship between ethnic ideologies and the urban strategies that affect ethnic territoriality in the form of urban land use, housing, economic development, services, and citizen involvement. The book contrasts Belfast, embedded within an uncertain shift from conflict to political settlement, with Johannesburg, engaged in post-resolution reconciliation, to analyze, along different points of societal transition, the contributions of urban policymaking to peacemaking and peacebuilding. It describes the differing rolesobstructive or facilitativethat contested cities can play amidst broader peacemaking efforts, consistent with Bollens contention that there are lessons in urban peacebuilding for constructing mutually tolerable living environments at the regional and national levels. Effectively, cities (and urban policies) are the locus for operationalizing national ideologies of ethnic coexistence. } Urban Peacebuilding in Divided Societies explores the effects of urban policy and planning in the management of ethnic conflict in strife-torn societies, focusing on the cases of Belfast and Johannesburg. It combines perspectives from urban geography, political science, social psychology, and urban planning to study the relationship between ethnic ideologies and the urban strategies that affect ethnic territoriality in the form of urban land use, housing, economic development, services, and citizen involvement. The book contrasts Belfast, embedded within an uncertain shift from conflict to political settlement, with Johannesburg, engaged in post-resolution reconciliation, to analyze, along different points of societal transition, the contributions of urban policymaking to peacemaking and peacebuilding. It describes the differing rolesobstructive or facilitativethat contested cities can play amidst broader peacemaking efforts, consistent with Bollens contention that there are lessons in urban peacebuilding for constructing mutually tolerable living environments at the regional and national levels. Effectively, cities (and urban policies) are the locus for operationalizing national ideologies of ethnic coexistence.}
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Contesting Peace in the Postwar City

Contesting Peace in the Postwar City

“Integration and division: sharing and segregating in Belfast”. ... On narrow ground: urban policy and ethnic conflict in Jerusalem and Belfast. ... Johnston, Wesley. 2014. The Belfast Urban motorway: engineering, ambition and 242 I. GUSIC.

Author: Ivan Gusic

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030280918

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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“Contesting Peace in the Postwar City is key reading for urban and peace and conflict scholars. In this impressive and meticulously researched book, Gusic reflects on the ways in which divisions are routinised in the everyday landscape of divided cities and skilfully investigates how change and continuity are governed in postwar urban spaces. The book provides rich empirical material from the cities of Mostar, Mitrovica and Belfast, drawing on nuanced fieldwork insights.” —Stefanie Kappler, Durham University, UK “Ivan Gusic sets out a powerful, theoretically critical and empirically rich account of the trajectories of cities after war. The strength of the work is that it brings an understanding of the urban condition into relation with ethno-national conflict and the survival of violence. Gusic unsettles dominant narratives in peace studies by offering a grounded evaluation of three cities coming out of violence and points to the importance of place in peacebuilding processes.” —Brendan Murtagh, Queen’s University Belfast, UK “Detailed case studies of Belfast, Mitrovica and Mostar show how cities are often engines of what Ivan Gusic calls ‘war in peace’. This on-trend study combines the latest research from critical urban studies with peace and conflict studies to produce a very accessible and internationally relevant book. It is highly recommended.” —Roger Mac Ginty, Durham University, UK This book explores why the postwar city reinforces rather than transcends its continuities of war in peace. It theorises war-to-peace transitions as conflicts over how to socio-politically order society and then analyses different urban conflicts over peace(s) in postwar Belfast (Northern Ireland), Mitrovica (Kosovo) and Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina). Focusing on themes such as educational segregation, clientelism, fear, paramilitaries, and infrastructure, it shows how conflict lines from war are perpetuated in and by the postwar city. Yet it also discovers instances where antagonisms are bridged by utilising the postwar city’s transcending potential. While written in the nexus between peace research and urban studies, this book also speaks to political geography, international relations, anthropology, and planning.
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Planned Violence

Planned Violence

Post/Colonial Urban Infrastructure, Literature and Culture Elleke Boehmer, Dominic Davies ... BELFAST. URBAN. MOTORWAY. In 1974, the escalation of the motorway project provoked a response from the Official Irish Republican Army in the ...

Author: Elleke Boehmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319913889

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book brings the insights of social geographers and cultural historians into a critical dialogue with literary narratives of urban culture and theories of literary cultural production. In so doing, it explores new ways of conceptualizing the relationship between urban planning, its often violent effects, and literature. Comparing the spatial pasts and presents of the post-imperial and post/colonial cities of London, Delhi and Johannesburg, but also including case studies of other cities, such as Chicago, Belfast, Jerusalem and Mumbai, Planned Violence investigates how that iconic site of modernity, the colonial city, was imagined by its planners — and how this urban imagination, and the cultural and social interventions that arose in response to it, made violence a part of the everyday social life of its subjects. Throughout, however, the collection also explores the extent to which literary and cultural productions might actively resist infrastructures of planned violence, and imagine alternative ways of inhabiting post/colonial city spaces.
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Irish Urban Fictions

Irish Urban Fictions

A month later, the pub was saved from demolition when the plans were abandoned, Patterson, 'In Praise of Belfast'. 41. ... was eventually opened in two stages in 1981 and 1983 Johnston, 'Belfast Urban Motorway & Westlink'. 47.

Author: Maria Beville

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319983226

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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This collection is the first to examine how the city is written in modern Irish fiction. Focusing on the multi-faceted, layered, and ever-changing topography of the city in Irish writing, it brings together studies of Irish and Northern Irish fictions which contribute to a more complete picture of modern Irish literature and Irish urban cultural identities. It offers a critical introduction to the Irish city as it represented in fiction as a plural space to mirror the plurality of contemporary Irish identities north and south of the border. The chapters combine to provide a platform for new research in the field of Irish urban literary studies, including analyses of the fiction of authors including James Joyce, Roddy Doyle, Kate O’Brien, Hugo Hamilton, Kevin Barry, and Rosemary Jenkinson. An exciting and diverse range of fictions is introduced and examined with the aim of generating a cohesive perspective on Irish urban fictions and to stimulate further discussion in this emerging area.
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Urban Planning and Cultural Identity

Urban Planning and Cultural Identity

A plan for the Belfast Urban Area prepared by the consultancies Building Design Partnership and Travers Morgan put ... revamp physical space in Belfast within a Matthew context, allied to major proposals for urban motorway construction.

Author: William Neill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134512867

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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This book reviews the intense spatiality of conflict over identity construction in three cities where culture and place identity are not just post-modernist playthings but touch on the raw sensibilities of who people define themselves to be.
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The Highway Engineer

The Highway Engineer

BELFAST TRANSPORTATION PLAN Mr J.M. Fogarty In April 1965 R. Travers Morgan & Partners were appointed engineering consultants by Belfast Corporation for the Belfast Urban Motorway Scheme , on which a report was published in January 1967 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015015420865

Category: Highway engineering

Page: 510

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Urban Design Street and Square

Urban Design  Street and Square

9.31 Figure 9.35 Markets Area, Belfast Figure 9.36 Typical housing, Markets ... In the late 1960s community activists were presented with a golden opportunity, the proposed Belfast Urban Motorway, BUM as it was colourfully known, ...

Author: Cliff Moughtin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136350344

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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This book, part of a series of four, offers a detailed analysis of urban design, covering the streets, squares and buildings that make up the public face of towns and cities. It outlines the theory of the principal features of urban design from which method is developed and provides a better understanding of the main elements of urban design. This includes the arrangement, design and details of the streets and squares, and the roles they play in city planning. This third edition includes chapters on "Sustainable Urban Design" and "Visual Analysis", introducing the latest theories and influences in the field and bringing greater practical significance to the book. Cliff Moughtin explores the street and square in terms of function, structure and symbolism and examines fine examples in their historical context. These are set against the background of the laws of urban design composition, culled from Renaissance and modern writers.
Categories: Architecture