Changing Urban Environments Case Studies

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Hulme
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When was Hulme City Partnership enforced?
In the 1990s to replace 1960s terraced housing.
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What was the aim of Hulme?
To improve the environment, community facilties and shopping provision.
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How much money did Hulme recieve?
£37.5 million.
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What were the homes in Hulme designed to be?
More energy efficient, to conserve water and be pleasant.
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Favella Bario Project
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Where is the Favella Bario Project located?
Rio de Janeiro
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How many squatter settlements does Rio have and how much of the cities population is this?
600 squatter settlements and 1/5 of the cities population.
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When did the project start?
1995
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How many people does the project currently help?
253000 in 73 settlements
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How much of the original funding was from local authorities? Who was the rest from?
40% of the $300 million. The rest was from the inter-American Development Bank.
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What were the social improvements of the project?
Daycare and afterschool centres for people to help look after children. Education centres to help adults with literacy. Services to support people with drug/alcohol addiction or who have suffered domestic violence.
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What were the economic improvements of the project?
People are now legally allowed to own their homes. Training schemes for people to learn new skills to help them get a job and earn more money.
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What were the envionmental improvements of the project?
Replacement of wooden houses with brick ones and removal of houses on steep slopes.Widening and paving of streets to help with access like the emergency services. Provision for basic services including clean water, rubbish collection and electricity
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What are the community involvements of people in the Favella Bario Project?
Residents choose what improvements they want in their town, associations created to improve communication between residents, also new services staffed by residents which provides jobs and income which helps then develop new skills.
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Bedzed
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What is BedZed?
A community set up to be sustainable with a low carbon footprint. Aimed at preserving the environment and allowing people to live in a clean environment. Uses efficient calculated features.
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What does BedZed consist of?
88 homes in Willingdon, Surrey. Completed in 2002.
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What is the water consumption of BedZed?
50% of greater london.
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Where were the construction materials from?
50% from under 35 miles away.
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What are the advantages of BedZed?
Promotes positive social impacts as the people have the same aims to create a cleaner environment. They know 20 of there neighbours. The average is 8. easily cut down on the emission of greenhouse gasses (CO2 37% less) with certain adapted features.
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What are the disadvantages of BedZed?
Requires alot of self disapline, give up preferred ways of doing tasks. People may not have mich freedom in the way they live. Current design does not account for future change in climate due to global warming.
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