Flashcards in London Opportunities and Challenges Deck (14):
Why is London a great location for the city?
It is between North America and the rest of Europe so it can trade with other countries.
It also attracts many tourists.
Why is London important for the U.K.?
It ha started twice as many businesses that the rest of the uk
11.2% of companies had at least £1 million turnover.
1/5 of the total gross value added to the Uk.
Opportunities of living in London.
1. Cultural mix
2. Recreation and entertainment
3. Employment opportunities
5. Urban Greening
Cultural mix opportunities.
- Enriches huge areas of Londons cultural life
- Array of food/ music
- Cultural events
- Exposure to other languages and religions
-Cultural attractions- British Museum, National Gallery, National History Museum.
-Restaurants, street entertainment, West end and bars.
Houses a major world financial centre and a range of business specialism.
-Major hub international air ports
-Intergraded cycle networks
-Public transport accounts for 25% of Londons journeys
Urban greening opportunities.
-700 green roofs
- Huge range of open green spaces
Challenges in London.
-Inequalities in health and employment
-Inequalities in housing and education
Which three pollutants does London have problems with?
How many people in London are living in poverty?
Over 2 million.
What is the green belt?
An area around many cities in the UK which have strict planning controls.
What % of people are living in benefits in Newham?