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Flashcards in BRISTOL= Opportunities & Challenges Deck (22):
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Where is Bristol?

Bristol is the largest city in Southwest England. The city lies between Somerset and Gloucestershire.

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Why is Bristol important?

-2 universities (S)
-8th most popular city for foreign visitors (S)
-Bristol airport links to major European centres and the US (S)

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The largest migration group in Bristol is ______ people.

Polish

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Positive factor of migration:

Hard working & motivating workforce

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Negative factor of migration:

- Lack of integration in wider communities
- Pressure on schools to educate all children

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U.K. Population distribution (physical)

-Relief
-Rainfall
-Remoteness
-Temperature

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UK population distribution (Human)

-Jobs
-Entertainment
-Transport
-Services
-Ports

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REGENERATION:
Bristol arena has ________ sporting spectators and _____ seats!

12,000
400

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REGENERATION:
____ companies have moved into the newly redeveloped engine shed.

62

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REGENERATION:
It cost £______ million for the citywide metro bus scheme.

£200 million

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CHALLENGES IN BRISTOL:

-It is the most congested city in the U.K.
-If you don't get paid a lot, you won't be able to afford to live in Bristol due to house prices rising as Bristol becomes richer

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IMPACTS OF URBAN CHANGE IN BRISTOL:
Over 12,000 new homes have been built to stop over population. Why does this effect the environment?

It increases congestion (pollution) it takes over green spaces and destroys animal habitats (Henry stoke)

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IMPACTS OF URBAN CHANGE IN BRISTOL:
The pollution generated from Bristol being the most congested city in the UK is blamed for 200 deaths in Bristol every year. Why is congestion a problem for an economic impact?

It makes businesses lose millions of pounds from lost time.

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IMPACTS OF URBAN CHANGE IN BRISTOL:
Rising house prices due to Bristol becoming richer means that many people won't be able to afford to keep living in Bristol. What does this mean for local residents?

It will eventually drive out low-earning residents.

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OPPORTUNITIES IN BRISTOL:

-Great transport connections
-Ethnically diverse
-More under 16's than pensioners
-Over 2 million people live within 50km of Bristol
-Bristol's reduced their energy use by 30% and CO2 emissions by 40% in 2020

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SOLUTIONS IN BRISTOL:
What is the PooBus?

The poobus can travel 300km on 1 tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of 5 people to produce!
It is run in bio-methane and sewage!

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SOLUTIONS IN BRISTOL:
Landfill numbers have reduced.

Recycling has increased.

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What is an example of regeneration?

Bristol temple quarter. Somewhere where businesses wouldn't look due to pollution, vandalism, waste land, ugliness, dangerous and derelict, loss of income and unemployment. Yet it was regenerated offices, shopping, transport...

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What is a brownfield site?

An area of land that has been built on before.

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What is a greenfield site?

Somewhere that has never been built on.

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REGENERATION IN BRISTOL TEMPLE QUARTER:

-New developed cycle routes
-£21 million to improve vehicle, cycling and pedestrian access
-£11 million for superfast broadband for businesses and companies
-regeneration of brownfield sites, no old industrial water, no dangerous chemicals
-4000 new jobs created by 2020 and 17000 by 2037 in office, shopping and railway areas

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CHALLENGE.

The city produces half a tonne of waste per year and is one of the worst cities in the UK in terms of the amount of food waste it produces.