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

Urban problems of London.

Extracts from this document...


Case study: Urban problems of London There are many problems that London's residents face, the urban problems that London faces are problems of growth, social, economic, environmental problems and the cycle of poverty, these problems are typical of any large city in the developed world. The urban problems that the central business district (CBD) face are crimes particularly muggings on the streets, graffiti on public and private properties and homeless people sleeping on the streets and on the doorsteps of shops and offices. The inner city has to put up with problems like racial anxiety, residents with large families mainly immigrants, pensioners, disabled and single parent families, few car owners, poor quality housing/ high density/ lacking amenities, crime, vandalism and graffiti. ...read more.


Mainly semiskilled/unskilled jobs. It is very expensive to maintain important services (health, education) and to pay/keep nurses and teachers. The suburbs and rural urban fringe faces problems involving time-distance-cost of commuting to work if in the city centre. Expensive transport e.g. underground, unreliable and dirty. The main economic problems in London are the high expenses of housing/ flats, services and transport. The growth of the city has also created environmental problems, the CBD faces problem including noise and air pollution caused by traffic. Problems with litter and waste collection and the polluted river. The inner city faces problems such as noise and air pollution from traffic, litter, problems of waste collection, graffiti, derelict buildings (housing/factories) ...read more.


causes poor health, low educational prospects, lack of educational resources, few opportunities for young people, many young people leave school early with few job prospects, poor living conditions and few prospects can lead to arise in crime, the area becomes run down a negative image is created which discourages help and investment and from here conditions get worse. The growth of London has never stopped expanding because most people want to live in London and don't want to move these problems be often emphasized by London's age and size. The level and strictness of the problems are not evenly spread across London and are greatest in the CBD and inner city areas. These problems are typical of any large city developed in the world. 08/05/2007 ...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

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

A very generalized answer. To improve, this essay needs to incorporate a lot more specific examples from London itself, as well as including data to support the arguments.

Marked by teacher Molly Reynolds 07/04/2013

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

    With reference to examples, evaluate the success of the schemes that have been implemented ...

    5 star(s)

    few people will want to move to the area as they will not want to travel to Cairo every day and that is if they can afford to. Initially this scheme had great difficulty in attracting people to the area and only had 30,00 people after eight years.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Factors affecting rates of population change across the world.

    5 star(s)

    importance economic status is in a low birth rate, in Italy, a prosperous economy has resulted in a low growth rate, whilst in Russia, a low growth rate was a result of a poor economic situation. However, it is further shown if one examines much of the LEDW, for example, Ghana.

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Geography Coursework - Introduction - Centre Of Leeds' CBD

    4 star(s)

    in the many new Flats are normally young urban professionals, with no children. To find out the centre of the CBD of Leeds I am also going to use our group data that we collected as individuals and shared with the geography sets, to help us all map the whole

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Rebranding in the london docklands: case study

    4 star(s)

    Glengall Grove is reported to have poor housing quality with cement walls being badly stained and covered in graffiti, the houses themselves were small, of bad quality and usually terraced. With the nearby park in a state of disrepair. The significance of the above study shows in figure 1.1, 1.2

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Analyse the economic, environmental, social and demographic impacts of migration at both the origin ...

    3 star(s)

    them diseases such as influenza, measles and smallpox and as a result the indigenous populations dropped by two thirds.

  2. Essay On Urban Population, Megacities And Motivation

    Osaka Japan 16.8 23. Lagos Nigeria 10.8 11. Calcutta India 15.4 24. Beijing China 10.7 12. Cairo Egypt 15.3 25. Paris France 9.9 13. Manila Philippines 14.6 26. Chicago USA 9.7 By the beginning of the 21st century, the populations of world cities were expected to grow to record levels; Sao Paulo was expected to reach 26 million; Tokyo, 24 million; and New York, 23 million.

  1. Evaluate the success of urban regeneration schemes in combating the causes of urban decline ...

    Traditional pubs 1. However these negative points have attempted to be managed by projects aiming to tackle deprivation including Islington businesses being encouraged to pay all their staff London living wage (8.30) giving low skilled workers larger incomes and helps them cope with high cost of living in Islington.

  2. With reference to one or more located examples, examine how urban change can lead ...

    The sad fact is that the city's now prosperous core is almost surrounded by a ring that, despite much regeneration, still contains old and inadequate housing, poor services and poverty.

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