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What is in an Inner City/CBD?

The inner city area is located, in older cities, near the centre and surrounding the CBD. Inner city areas are identified not only with physical features but often by negative socio-economic features:
high density of buildings and lack of good quality open space eg. parks
older, nineteenth century, lower-cost housing - likely to be tenements in Scotland and terraced housing in England
slum housing
derelict land
old declining industry
a declining population with high unemployment
large areas of re-development or urban regeneration
limited convenience shopping facilities
high levels of air pollution from traffic, and visual pollution in the form of vandalism and graffiti
areas demolished and used for motorways and ring roads