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1

Name 4 problems that occur in RICHER countries cities?

-Shortage of good housing
-Run down CBDs
-Traffic congestion/pollution
-Ethnic segregation

2

Name 3 ways that helps housing SHORTAGES in urban areas?

Urban renewable scheme
New towns
Relocation incentives

3

What is URBAN RENEWABLE SCHEME?

Government strategy.
Encourage new investment in new housing, services and employment in derelict inner city areas.

4

What is a successful example of using the URBAN RENEWABLE SCHEME?

Dockland development in Liverpool.
Derelict dock turned into high quality housing.

5

What has been built to house the OVERSPILL of the population?

New Towns.

6

What is one of the most well known examples of NEW TOWN?

Milton Keynes.
Started in 1970.

7

What do RELOCATION INCENTIVES do?

Encorage people living in large council houses to move out of the urban area for working families.

8

A scheme that HELPS relocation incentives?

London council encourages older people who live in big houses to move to the seaside or countryside.
The council helps and provides moneh=y.

9

Name 4 ways the CBD is being REVITALISED?

-Pedestrian areas
-Improving access
-Converting
-Improving public areas

10

What will having PEDESTRIAN AREAS do to the CBD?

Safer.
Nicer for shoppers.

11

What will IMPROVING AREAS do to the CBD?

Better public links.
Better car parking.

12

What will CONVERTING do to the CBD?

Derelict warehouses into smart new shops, restaurants and museums.

13

What will IMPROVING AREAS do to the CBD?

More attractive.

14

What does INITIAL GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT do?

Encourages businesses to return attracting more customers.

15

When did the URBAN RENEWABLE SCHEME first get used?

1990s.

16

Give a reason why CBDs in some cities are run down?

Competition with out-of-town shopping centres and business parks.
Cheaper rent and easier to drive too.

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