Redeveloping city centres

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Bringing back shoppers

CBD was hub, however decline due to out of town centres, and crime increases.

Strategies for redevelopment:

  • Pedestrian zones to make area more attractive, adding vegetaion and benches etc.
  • Redeveloping shopping malls.
  • Street markets to improve atmosphere.
  • Public transport imporved to reduce congestion.
  • CCTV and security to reduce crime.
  • Opening hours longer
  • Conserve historic buildings.
  • Cafes bars and restaurants
  • Free cultural entertainment
  • Theme areas, Gay village Manchester
  • Residential property is developed
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Manchester city redevlopment

  • 1975 Armdale centre was built, to bring people back to city centre to shop
  • 1996, IRA bombed Armdale centre
  • Repairs were done and redevelopment was done mainly in worst affected areas.

1)Old buildings rennovated

2)Upmarket department stores opend

3)Large areas were pedestrianised

4)New shops bars and luxury appartment opend

Success:

  • Population doubled to over 19000 people between 2003-09
  • Manchester became 3rd most popular tourist destination in UK
  • £5billion from tourists each year
  • Retail in city centre made an extra £300 million each year

Issue is 16% of population is on low income and cannot afford the area.

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