'Student Ghetto' Transforming 'Old Urbanism'

Community life suffers as student population grows.

"For years the pretty terraced streets in Portstewart town centre within walking distance of the pubs and nightclubs have been desirable residences for thousands of University of Ulster students from Britain and the Republic of Ireland. However entire streets in the town centre, which were once home to families, are now home to a student population."

Thanks to Bob Karrow

Full Story: Town is becoming a 'student ghetto'


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