Reurbanisation

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Reurbanisation Push and Pull

...the movement of people back into urban areas, especially inner city and CBD...

Push

  • Unemployemnt
  • expensive commutes
  • lack of recreational and entertainment facilities
  • counterurbanisation pushes house prices up - young people can not afford property

Pull

  • Cheaper housing 
  • universities attract students into housing -> studentification
  • close to work
  • entertainment services
  • Buy cheap and improve - Gentrification
  • Policies to redevelop brownfield sites
  • Urban Developemtn Corportation - regenerate derelict urban areas
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Impacts of Reurbanisation

Positive

  • local state schools benefit from the increased intake, allowing them to spend more moeny on improving the school
  • Improvements to the city centre may increase tourism which brings more money into the area to be reinvested
  • As jobs are created and unemployment falls there may be reduction in crime making the area more attractive as people feel safer and more secure
  • As people move back into the city centre and inner city, new shops and services open, boosting the economy, providing jobs and increasing disposable income even further

Negative

  • Original residents on low incomes are unable to afford housing so move to cheaper areas of the city or become a burden on  local authorities
  • Tension between original and new residents could lead to violence
  • New businesses not accessible to original residents so they remain underemployed or unemployed
  • New Shops and sevices catering for the wealthier new residents may force the closure of shops and services targeted at original residents so that they can't afford or find products and have to travel further
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Impacts of Reurbanisation

Positive

  • local state schools benefit from the increased intake, allowing them to spend more moeny on improving the school
  • Improvements to the city centre may increase tourism which brings more money into the area to be reinvested
  • As jobs are created and unemployment falls there may be reduction in crime making the area more attractive as people feel safer and more secure
  • As people move back into the city centre and inner city, new shops and services open, boosting the economy, providing jobs and increasing disposable income even further

Negative

  • Original residents on low incomes are unable to afford housing so move to cheaper areas of the city or become a burden on  local authorities
  • Tension between original and new residents could lead to violence
  • New businesses not accessible to original residents so they remain underemployed or unemployed
  • New Shops and sevices catering for the wealthier new residents may force the closure of shops and services targeted at original residents so that they can't afford or find products and have to travel further
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