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London's Docklands were a derelict area, so the government set up
UDC's (Urban development Corporations) in 1981 to regenerate
the areas.
Why did the docks go into decline?
1.London was the busiest port in the world.
2.By 1981 large ships could no longer reach the port.
3.The London Docklands Development Corporation was set up to
improve economic, social and environmental conditions of the area.
Economic Improvements Social Improvements Environmental
·2,700 businesses trading. ·22,000 new homes ·200,000 trees planted
·£7.7bn private sector ·£10 million spent on ·New open spaces, 150ha
investment. improvement council and ·Pedestrian bridges
·Extension of the Jubilee line. housing associations. ·Pedestrian and cycle route
·144km of new roads ·£100 million spent on health, networks that run alongside
education, job training etc
including the link to the M11. the river.
·Docklands Sailing and
·Attraction of financial and ·London's first bird sanctuary
Watersport's Centre
high-tech firms. set up.
Before and
after…read more

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London is the most ethnically
diverse city in Britain. In the 2001
census 40% of London's
population is from a ethnic
minority group.
· London takes 24 out of the 25
positions in the office for National
statistics for ethnicity.
· Just over half the population of
inner London are British, white
· But in the suburbs that percentage
rose to 2/3.…read more

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Problems in Shanties (Kibera)
Kibera is a shanty town in the southern
edge of Nairobi opposite to the Motoine
river and over 5000 people live in it. It
consists of illegally built houses made of
scrap materials such as corrugated iron and
muddy broken bricks. Jobs are hard to find
in Kibera and this can lead to prostitution as
an alternative. With money hard to find ,
basic sanitation is bad with rubbish being
dumped in streets and children having to
play in sewers with can lead to life
threatening illnesses. There is also only one
water point between 300 people which will
not be clean. Crime is a problem around
Kibera because of lack of authority to be
paid. All settlement in Kibera is illegal but
nothing is done to stop residents from
building because they are usually in march
or swamp areas.…read more

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Solutions For Kibera!
Kibera is the second largest urban slum in Africa. Population estimate around 1.2
Million people live in Kibera. Kibera was originally a forest until Nubian soldiers
attempted to settle. Ever since its been home for at least a million people, Kibera is
split into several little villages. Ever since Kibera has never been able to support this
amount of people. Before everyone knew it, Kibera became one of the slums of Africa
with diseases, sewage, poverty, crime and lack of jobs spreading. Everyone around the
world but especially the Kenyan government are trying to help the Kibera people, Some
solutions are: Fresh water (Or at least a water tap for people to share), Better/New
Sewage pipes, Hospital, Nurses and Doctors that visit weekly, Community centres, also
creating new jobs for people, Provide new roads and pavement, Materials to improve
peoples homes and general support. All off these cost money, But if the government
brought together plans for each year they will eventually get Kibera in a better state.
Also you can encourage the Kibera people to look after there local environment.…read more

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