Case study 1: Housing in an urban area

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  • Housing in an urban area
    • Housing in Bethnal Green and Upminster
      • Housing Type
        • Bethnal Green
          • 90% flats, 8% terraced housing
        • Upminster
          • 78% semi-detached, 15% detached
      • Housing tenure
        • Bethnal Green
          • 22% owner-occupied, 70% rented
        • Upminster
          • 89% owner-occupied, 8% rented
    • Reason for distribution of different residential  areas:
      • Low income groups, student, ethnic minorities, low income elderly - Old inner city area close to CBD. High rise flats built in 1950s
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      • Constraints
        • Housing - Old, small and low quality
        • Lack of open space
        • High rates of air pollution- high volumes of passing traffic
      • Opportunities
        • Close to city center + CBD
          • Commute easily
          • Wide range of public transport
      • Gentrification
        • Area becoming gentrified so suitable for young professional
        • Renovated housing
        • Increase entertainment opportunities
          • Coffee shops + public houses
      • Middle class, middle class elderly and families. 1980's+. Include gardens and access to off road parking.
        • Constraints
          • Lack of public transport
            • Hard for elderly and teenagers to travel outside area
          • Less entertainment opportunites
        • Opportunities
          • Land price low
            • More open space
          • More restaurants than take-aways
      • Patterns of housing in London
        • Inner city
          • C19th terraced housing
          • Flats which are largely social housing
          • On-road parking
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  • Wide range of ethnic food shops + takeways

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