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The Inner-city-Problems and solving them

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Introduction

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.

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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.

Conclusion

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.

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