Urban Development Corporation Case Study - London Docklands

A detailed description of UDC's and the redevelopment of the Isle of Dogs (London Docklands) between 1981 and 1998 in terms of social, environmental and economic impacts of the scheme. Also, the successes and criticisms of the UDC. 

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Regeneration of the London Docklands (UDC's) 1981
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UDC's

In the 1980's an effort to reverse the process of inner city decline in the UK
government set up urban development corporations (UDC'S). The aim was to
regenerate areas that contained large amounts of derelict land by…

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Regeneration of the London Docklands (UDC's) 1981
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National government ­ created an Isle of Dogs enterprise zone offering grants,
reduced taxes etc to encourage private investment
Property developers ­ responsible for building large office blocks e.g. Canary
Wharf
Local housing association ­ obtained home improvement…

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Regeneration of the London Docklands (UDC's) 1981
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Conversion and gentrification of old warehouses into new homes
New shopping centre built ­ 4,600 sq meters Asda and refurbishment of
shopping parades including transformation of old docklands buildings into
shopping outlets
Large new shopping centre at Canary…

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