Geography Case Studies - Changing Urban Environments

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  • Geography Case Studies - Changing Urban Environments
    • 1. MEDC - Sheffield CBD
      • Meadowhall shopping centre affected the CBD
      • Main shopping area has become pedestrainised
      • Council office "Egg Box" was demolished for peace gardens
      • Benches and trees added to make area more appealing to customers
      • Opened in 1991. Located J34 on M1
    • 2. MEDC - Inner City - Hulme, Manchester
      • Began in April 1992
      • Hulme City Challenge, £37.5 million government investment
      • Repair the 1960s housing crescents - more friendly, welcoming architecture was built
      • A derelict church was converted into a dance studio - Zion Arts Centre
      • Hulme Park - first large park to be opened in Manchester in 1930
    • 3. MEDC - Multicultural Issues - Oldham Race Riots
      • Peace maker was formed in late 90s
      • Oldham had a £230 million secondary school program
      • Community development team
        • Contributes to the councils work to promote cohesion in Oldham
    • 4. MEDC - Traffic
      • Congestion Charge in London
      • Park and Ride Scheme in Leeds
      • Bus Lanes in London to speed up buses
    • 5. LEDC - E-waste - India
      • Lead and Mercury are heavy metals - neurotoxin so damage IQ
      • Create toxic gases when burnt which harm the children working
      • Take Back Schemes - where companies take back an item once it's done with
    • 6. LEDC - Air Pollution - Mexico City
      • Toxic levels same as smoking 40 cigs a day
      • In middle of mountains
      • 600 tons of dust held over city
      • Coloured numberplates
      • Avoid physical activity outside
    • 7. LEDC - Rochina, Rio De Janeiro - Favela Bario Project
      • Rio Gondola System - Cut down commuting times from 1.5 hours to 20 mins
        • Housing prices increased 300% at stations
      • Government provides bricks and cement and trains a few - these then train friends etc
      • Pacifying police unit try to take back territories run by drug dealers
    • 8. BedZed, Beddington, London
      • Water use reduced by 50%
      • 65% reduction in car mileage
      • Reduced carbon emissions by 56%
      • 100 homes
      • 45% reduction in electricity usage

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