Improving Urban Areas

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Redevelopment
1960's demolition of huge areas of terraces. Completely new buildings erected, often tower blocks.
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Renewal
To use existing buildings but improve them in some way.
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Green Belt
Created in the 1950's when urban growth threatened the countryside. Areas of land around cities were protected from development.
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Suburbanisation
Growth of residential areas and light industry at edge of cities. New housing estates, out of town shopping centres/areas and industrial estates built.
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Counter Urbanisation
Migration of the better off to rural areas - Leads to commuting.
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New Towns
Completely new towns planned and built. Started in the 1950's and continues now. Aim was to prevent urban sprawl and regenerate declining areas.
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Gentrification
Low quality buildings in inner city are bought cheaply and improved by wealthy middle class. Encouraged by councils as it improves quality of life and the environment.
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To use existing buildings but improve them in some way.

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Renewal

Card 3

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Created in the 1950's when urban growth threatened the countryside. Areas of land around cities were protected from development.

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Card 4

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Growth of residential areas and light industry at edge of cities. New housing estates, out of town shopping centres/areas and industrial estates built.

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Card 5

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Migration of the better off to rural areas - Leads to commuting.

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