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Outline the distribution of the cities in the UK

Upland regions are sparsley populated
Clustered around coastal areas and rivers
London is the biggest city
High percentage in low-land areas
Rapid population growth due to mineral growth


Oppurtunities created by urban change

Large migration make cities multicultural
Redevelopement provides oppurtunity for investment
Boom in tertiary investment
Innovative transport links
Increase in green spaces


Challenges created by urban chnage

Decrease in wealth
Deprived areas
Brownfield sites
Pressure on the rural urban fringe


Why was regeneration at new Islington needed

The cardroom estae was built in manchester during the 1960's to houe factory workers
By the 1990's the este had become run down and 50% of teh houses were abandoned
Suffered from high un-employement, vandalism, high crime rates and a huge drug problem


Outline the scheme involved at new Islington

Government worked with private companies to improve the area
1,700 new homes were built
New tram stop
Ne facilities including helath care, village hall, restauranst and cafes
Provided and orchard, eco park and community football pitch


What would the Crossrail scheme impact on

Reduced journey times by up to a half
200 million rail passengers per year
1.5 million more people brought into commuting distance of London
Raise property values by up to 25%
Encourage further regeneration


What makes East Village sustainable

Close to public transport
Ten hectacres of parkland
Modern high density apartments
Gardens on the roof
New school
Independant shops
Affordable housing
Biomass fuel used
Reed bed filtration system


Outline teh cycle Bristol scheme

Cyclists doubled in just ten years
New cycle routes constructed