• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

In a city in the UK, urban redevelopment and urban regeneration have been considered to solve the pr

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

In a city in the UK, urban redevelopment and urban regeneration have been considered to solve the problem of urban decay in slums. Which do you think is a better idea? I am going to use the city of Glasgow as a case study to show the effects of urban redevelopment, and urban regeneration, and from his I will decide which is the better idea for stopping the urban decay in slums. Urban redevelopment is the knocking down and replacing and rebuilding in urban areas. It happened in Glasgow between 1957 and 1974. It involved the clearance of tenement housing in the inner city areas of the city. Houses were flattened to the ground with bulldozers and the existing communities were broken up and forced to split up and relocate to new housing estates on the edge of the city. ...read more.

Middle

open space, which was supposed to promote a sense of community and shared pride in their local environment However, the later part of the last century saw many of these high rise blocks destroyed and replaced by low-rise housing, as they had turned into 'slum estates' due to the design which promoted crime (e.g. joined walkways which allowed a burglar an easy getaway!) and other factors. The blocks were quickly built with poor quality materials and design and were poorly maintained. They were damp and isolated and there was no community any more. Many still lacked basic amenities - for example, between 1950 and 1970 more than 50% of the homes had no bath. The high rise blocks were often visually unattractive and were run down in appearance. They lacked individuality. The young mothers and elderly felt isolated, as the buildings were so tall. ...read more.

Conclusion

with modern amenities such as bathrooms, and were given character. This project improved housing and stopped the loss of population from the area. It also attracted 300 new factories, bringing new jobs into an area of high unemployment. This approach has achieved the most important aim of urban renewal, to bring back life to the old parts of our cities. Overall, I think that the regeneration scheme is a much more successful way to deal with urban decay in slums. The most powerful evidence of the failure of urban redevelopment occurred when some replacement housing, built in the 1960's in Hutchensontown, itself was demolished in 1987. This is a classic example of the failure of redevelopment. Regeneration was successful because it focused on renovating existing structurally sound buildings, instead of building weak unwanted high rise blocks. It also helped build 300 new factories providing much-needed jobs. The residents did not even like the buildings built in the redevelopment scheme. People were much happier with characterised flats in old, but strong buildings. Natasha Brice 10G ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Population & Settlement section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Population & Settlement essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    How successful are the regeneration schemes in Liverpool?

    4 star(s)

    *Attracting inward investment from North America and the Far East The pictures below show the 'before and after' the Albert Dock regeneration. To revive the massive area of dereliction the total cost was about �60 million and took from 1981-87.

  2. London Docklands - Has the regeneration been a success or a failure?

    But later on, the river became too busy and large ships could not pass in many places because of the overcrowding. Things only got worse when ships became a lot larger, and London got more popular, many laws were passed.

  1. Dharavi Regeneration Essay

    The recycling industry could deliver positives to the community such as waste handling and using up of less landfill sites.

  2. Math Portfolio: Radioactive Decay

    Result: 1 13-2=11 Year 15 7,6,4,5,5,4,8,2,3,5,7 Location Frequency of population 1 0 2 1 3 1 4 2 5 3 6 1 7 2 8 1 The graph would be: y= (1/2)^x Y=102.2436 When y=5, x will be 20.36568998 Where the line is the original formula and the dots are my prediction.

  1. Post-war UK redevelopment has turned to an era of urban uncertainty and disorder?

    Following 1970 there was a change in the pattern of migration: from economic migration to socio-political. As a result of perceived reduced political freedom and democracy. Immigration to the UK declined in the 1970s and early 1980s . It was around 50-55,000 during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

  2. Locality and Hapiness: A Study of Quality of Life

    that is a primary school and a secondary school called Coopers .On shops, Shops are okay, old traditional shops have long existed, but it is difficult to attract big name shops because of high leases (Leasers are charging shop owners too much).

  1. Walk from the outer suburbs of Walsall, into the inner city, to see how ...

    The data I collected, and how: * The type of housing, I made a recording sheet and all I had to do, was to look at the housing, and decide which one it was, then I ticked the box, depending which house type it is.

  2. Physical Appearance.

    quit their jobs for better jobs such as secretaries etc so the house owners had daily help. The tradesman were not aloud to enter the house through the family entrance so there was a separate gate for the tradesman to enter through and there was a big change in architecture.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work