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Flashcards in London Opportunities and Challenges Deck (11):
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Cultural mix Advantages

-enriches huge areas of London cultural life
-great exposure to other religions, languages and cultural parties
-highlights what a tolerant and Liberal people the citizens are

2

Cultural mix disadvantages

-ghettoes, how to prevent economically poorer culture groups
-many schools and services need to provide language translation

3

Recreation and entertainment

-a huge number of museums and art galleries e.g. The National Gallery
-a huge number of concerts and cinema venues
-a lot of sporting events such as Wimbledon Tennis Open

4

Employment

-London is the largest contributor to UK's economy
-London residents are more likely to be employed in managerial jobs

5

Integrated Transport System

All different forms of transport can link to one another. Includes both private and public transport services.

6

Integrated Transport System advantages

-integrated cycle network 2 percent of journeys are made by bike
-cheap tickets can be used on most forms of transport
-serves transport network hub for the whole UK

7

Urban greening

-improves quality of life
-using canals and rivers as waterbird breeding roosts
-urban greening spaces Olympic Village
-encourages people to exercise
-reduces air pollution

8

Urban Inequality

-social deprivation is a major problem
-2 million people live in poverty
-London has 33 zones and they show huge variation
-wealthy part is Newham and poor part Chelsa

9

Economic challenges

-loss of London's Dockland and industry led to higher unemployment.
-a decline in manufacturing jobs
-shortages of affordable houses for people

10

Environmental challenges

-emissions from cars and heating systems
-tall buildings trap the gases and cause smog

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Urban sprawl impact

-extra costs to the taxpayers to build new infrastructure
-increased traffic
-environmental issues, urban sprawl destroys green belts