Changing Places - East London (Human Geography)

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  • Changing face of East London
    • Migration - Newham
      • Increase in immigrants after WW2 as new tower blocks needed to be built.
      • Typical primary school has around 43 languages. Most ethnically diverse borough in UK.
      • Established in 1965. Traditionally, there was a strong white working class population (due to the docks 1855-1921).
      • Increase in migration to East London in past 15 years (70,000 immigrants have moved).
      • Out of the total population (308,000) the White British population has dropped from 82,000 to 52,000.
      • White population is the minority, with Asian and Eastern Europeans making up over half .
    • Regeneration project - 2012 Olympics
      • Aim of the Olympics was to transform an area of london that is not as developed.
  • Before the project, the areas that needed development suffered as;
    • GCSE scores were low, higher than average levels of un-employment and deprivation and poverty were common in many households.
    • Regeneration project - 2012 Olympics
      • Aim of the Olympics was to transform an area of london that is not as developed.
  • Social
    • Pros - Help schools in surrounding areas. Un-employment fell across London during the Olympics.
    • Cons - 'Affordable rents' for the 2,800 new homes will be unaffordable to Newham's poorest households.
  • Environ-mental
    • Cons - Games produced around 3.3 million tonnes of CO2.
    • Pros - Stadiums were built out of at least 25% recycled materials
  • Pros - Stratford tube station helped connect the area to the rest of London. Brought £9 billion of investment to East London.
    • Economic
      • Cons - Olympic stadium is estimated to have coast around £701 million.
  • Power, Money and Art
    • Millions of pounds have been poured into the five boroughs.
    • Further east you go, the lower the life expectancy, lower the chances of getting through education.
    • More can be done to help locals - get them into the 100,000 jobs expected to be created.
    • New transport links, and old ones have been upgraded.
    • Trains transport from north to south east london, bringing a new type of commuter.
    • Known for its multi-culturalism.

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