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World Cities

Contemporary urbanisation processes: Reurbanisation
The movement of people and economic activities back into city centres. One characteristic
of reurbanisation is the refurbishment, by more affluent people, of old housing stock in
former rundown innercity areas. This process is known as gentrification

3 main processes
inmovement by individuals of…

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Set up to regenerate areas that contained large amounts of derelict land
E.g. London Docklands and Merseyside Development Corporation
UDCS had power to acquire land, clear it and provide infrastructure
Were to encourage the private sector to develop the area
Brought economic developments to areas
Local needs often ignored in…

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Famous Carnival on August bank holiday ­ attended by 1 million and lasts for 3
days

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