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Flashcards in London Opportunities and Challenges Deck (14):
1

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.

2

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.

3

Opportunities of living in London.

1. Cultural mix
2. Recreation and entertainment
3. Employment opportunities
4. Transport
5. Urban Greening

4

Cultural mix opportunities.

- Enriches huge areas of Londons cultural life
- Array of food/ music
- Cultural events
- Exposure to other languages and religions

5

Entertainment opportunities.

-Cultural attractions- British Museum, National Gallery, National History Museum.
-Restaurants, street entertainment, West end and bars.

6

Employment opportunities.

Houses a major world financial centre and a range of business specialism.

7

Transport opportunities.

-Major hub international air ports
-Intergraded cycle networks
-Public transport accounts for 25% of Londons journeys

8

Urban greening opportunities.

-700 green roofs
- Huge range of open green spaces

9

Challenges in London.

-Deprivation
-Urban Sprawl
-Brownfield sites
-Inequalities in health and employment
-Inequalities in housing and education

10

Which three pollutants does London have problems with?

Ozone
Particulate Matter
Nitrogen Dioxide

11

How many people in London are living in poverty?

Over 2 million.

12

What is the green belt?

An area around many cities in the UK which have strict planning controls.

13

What % of people are living in benefits in Newham?

20%

14

What % of people are living on benefits in Kensington and Chelsea?

5-10%