Flashcards in 9 Contemporary Urban Environments - Case Studies Deck (9):
What was the issue with the River Skerne, Darlington?
The river was straightened and channelised in 1945 to accommodate industrialisation
After industrialisation the floodplain was raised by old industrial piping and it severely constrained the scope of restoration opportunities
How did they solve the issue with the River Skerne, Darlington?
Using soft revetments such as willow mattress to restore the meanders to protect the pipelines from erosion.
Improved the appearence
What was the issue with Bristol's waste disposal?
Waste disposal was causing £10 million per year and in 2004:
13% was recycled
87% was landfill
How did Bristol solve the issue with their waste disposal?
A mechanical biological treatment plant which sorts residual waste and recovers plastic, metal and glass.
What was the issue with Bristol Harbourside?
Harbour was too small and industry was closed (such as the tobacco and lead industry) leading to unemployment
Riots in St Pauls in 1980 because of racial segregation and unemployment
How did bristol Harbourside solve this problem?
Urban Development Corporation regenerated the area by attracting private investment which lead to 8000 jobs made, the development of the Lloyd's Bank Headquarters and more
However these jobs were low skilled and low payed
What was the issue with Longbridge, Birmingham?
MG Rover moved out of town in 2005
How did they solve this issue?
St Modwen provided a £1 billion scheme which provied 10,000 new jobs and the £66 million Bournville college