Urban - Housing in Leith Flashcards

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What is the acronym for the solutions to housing problems, and their effectiveness, in Leith?

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C P G D W R, G H E
(the first part is solutions, the second part is effectiveness ;)

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What does ‘C P G D W R, G H E’ stand for?

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Converted, Port (P.O.L.H.A.), Gentrification, Demolished, Waterfront, Refurbished,
Gentrification Young professionals, House prices, Expensive

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C…

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Converted.
Old derelict factories have been converted into luxury flats

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Port.
The Port of Leith Housing Association has invested over 190 million into renovating old housing, to create a mixture of counsel and public flats to attract a range of people to the area

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Gentrification.
The area has been gentrified, with the addition of trendy new bars, restaurants and clubs (such as The Shore), to attract young professionals to the area.

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Demolished.
Derelict tower block housing (such as Fort House) has been demolished and replaced with nearly 100 flats to increase the population

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Waterfront.
New luxury housing has been built on old derelict sites along the waterfront (for example ‘The Element, Western Harbour’)

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Restoration.
Old tenement housing has been restored and made attractive, by adding insulation, double glazed windows ect

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Gentrification, Young professionals.
Gentrification of the area has attracted lots of young professionals, and Leith was recently voted one of the top places to live in Scotland

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House prices.
House prices increase as the area becomes more sought after.

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Expensive.
The luxury apartments are too expensive for Leith locals

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