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

The Inner-city-Problems and solving them

Extracts from this document...


The Inner-city-Problems and solving them There are many problems that can be clearly seen in the inner city. Problems such as crime, poor housing (perhaps slums), and unemployment are all apparent. However unemployment levels are gradually dropping. Lack of money gives rise to the problems so are often seen in the lower class areas of cities. On the whole the perception of the inner-city areas has the image of poverty and overcrowding which faces many cities across Britain today in whatever proportion. The first as such it the Economic which inner-city areas have long suffered due to lack of investment especially after the 1940's when a lot of money was put into New Towns. Many of the houses built were made from poor fabric and cheap materials which within time will make them liable to be damaged. This is the main problem arising from the issue of poor housing. Few Industries have built or for that matter expanded in an Inner-city location partly due to the environment, which surrounds it. Social Inequalities also play a part in British City the following characteristics are often present in many of them: Lack of basic amenities, many houses of which lack any sort of bathroom Overcrowding- large families may live in small houses, or families may live in poorly built high rise flats. ...read more.


4. Grants for urban Development- this enabled investors to make a reasonable capital return 5. Urban Development Corporations- these were decided on the whole to fix the problem of derelict lands. The government would centre the areas which need substantial amounts of redevelopment. They have the power to acquire, reclaim and service land and to restore buildings to effective use. They promote new industrial and housing developments And support community facilities. For example, London Dockyards and Mersey Side Development Co-operation were set up in 1991. By redeveloping area of housing, people then had the chance to move into them thus reducing the number Of people who were homeless of their house was unfit to live in. 6. Land Registers- this used unused and underused land. There are, however, problems which the government cannot prevent or find it hard to do so. As I have mentioned before, the young people, in many cases children, act as quite a large problem there, the main reason Vandalism which plays such a big part. Setting up Help schemes in many areas has proved successful, for example Newcastle Where a large proportion of the children in the inner-city areas decide to work. ...read more.


In terms of physical regeneration, 728 hectares of land have been reclaimed, 84 miles of roads have been built or improved, the Jubilee line underground extension, which is now under construction, will link Docklands to the new city. Benefits from the different schemes We can say on the whole that the population decline of the inner city may have moderated, a more stable and balanced population structure may be emerging There are less marked contrasts of population and employment densities from the outer areas, compared with many years ago. IN the financial front, people are now more willing to support projects and to mortgage properties in the inner areas, and local plan authorities have become more flexible in their plan making. The public and private sectors are much more willing to improve enterprise zone and industrial improvement. New voluntary and community bases organisations have developed particularly concerned with environmental improvements and employment creation. The physical environment has been improved, with vacant land and buildings being put to new, and also the removal of some of the worst dereliction. However the economic point of view in the inner city has deteriorated, with more unemployment and the closure of many firms. However unemployment will probably remain high, especially among the poorly educated and disadvantaged, which will, especially in children, lead to further problems. ...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)

    bus/visited once Map of Liverpool The location of Liverpool and its regeneration projects On the Internet, www.multimap.com Search on the internet None Pictures Showing the 'then and now' of Liverpool and it's docks Collected from the New College Intranet and websites found on www.google.com Searching for 'Albert Docks' Couldn't find the exact pictures that were needed.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    The problems of Glasgow's inner city

    3 star(s)

    Tenements became the most popular type of building in Glasgow. The tenements were 4-5 storeys high with 3-4 flats on each floor and were made mostly of stone. The tenements were built all over the city to house people who moved from the countryside to the city to look for work.

  1. Examples of Problems of ELDCs and how they are attempted to be solved

    In addition to this, Cairo can look forward to an expansion of electricity service. The air pollution in Cairo is a matter of serious concern, as clouds of black smoke appear each year. It is not exactly confirmed as to what these clouds of smoke are caused by, but researchers

  2. Geography revision - flooding - Urbanisation - Population problems

    shops specialise in ethnic foods, DIY shops along main roads going into the centre, where there were previously factories or terraced housing sites. Edges of Urban Areas- Major developments on cheap, unused land outside the city, there are also bigger stores with more variety.

  1. What are the effects of an out-of-town shopping centre on an existing shopping city ...

    incidence and transmission is often increased by overcrowding, poor-quality housing, and inadequate provision for water supply, sanitation, and drainage. Ecologists tend to focus on the massive disruption that large urban centres and the materials they need usually bring to flora and fauna and the wider ecosystems of which they are part.

  2. Investigation into the changes that occur as you move through from the outskirts of ...

    The model assumes a relationship between the socio-economic status (mainly income of households) and the distance from the CBD. The main point of it is that the further away from the CBD you are the better quality of housing there will be.

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

    they where both developed the tobacco docks where turned into shopping area and St Katherine's dock was developed as a tourist area, despite the regeneration of these docks they did not attract they many people to them especially when compared to other places in London.

  2. Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, is easily the most noticeable city of ...

    Seoul is filled with apartments, with enough housing for everyone, but there are still problems of people who cannot afford one. This is not the city planner's fault, but it is fault of inhabitants themselves. The people realized that housing in Seoul - a city with high population density and

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