Urban issues 1- Richer world

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Birmingham

Attractions:

  • The Balti Triangle (curry houses)
  • Brindley place (hotels and restaurants)
  • Broad Street (Night clubs)
  • The Bullring (shopping centre)
  • The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • St Paul's square (live popular music)

Issues facing this city:

  • Not enough good-quality affordable housing.
  • Too much traffic and pollution
  • a CBD with rundown or unused buildings
  • high unemployment in certain areas.
  • a mixed culture with ethnic segregation.

Help for inner cities: New Deals for communties (NDC)-

  • Launched by labour goverment in 1999

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