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Examine the Consequences of Re-urbanization on an Inner City within the UK

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Examine the Consequences of Re-urbanization on an Inner City within the UK David Mothersole 12Bs 2004-10-18 Introduction Re-urbanization is the process whereby people, and sometimes businesses are attracted back into inner urban areas that had been suffering from deterioration and decline. Coin Street in Central London is a prime example of where re-urbanization has taken place, but it is slightly unusual compared to other redeveloped areas such as the Docklands; as the local community has had a big say in how the redevelopment has taken place. This is thanks to two public enquires and pressure from the Coin Street Action Group, which bought all the remaining derelict land in Coin Street in 1984. Many developments have taken place in Coin Street since then including the creation of new secure green areas for children to play in, tourist attractions such as art galleries, the National Theatre, recently the creation of the IMAX Cinema and slightly further upstream the London Eye. On a smaller scale there has also been to creation of the Thames walkways, and affordable housing for the local residents. Consequences of Re-Urbanization There are many economic consequences of re-urbanization in Coin Street. ...read more.


To pay for all the costs involved with the redevelopment of Coin Street the CSCB has had used derelict land to form a car park, which is in an extremely desirable location for both tourists and office commuters, wishing to park their cars in the centre of the city, and willing to pay highly to do so. As well as economic consequences of the Coin Street redevelopment there are many social benefits. These include housing for the local community. Unlike many other re-urbanized areas in the UK, Coin Street has been redeveloped "by the people for the people". The consequences of this are housing for the local community, including the elderly and the disabled. It has also been designed with children in mind; as a consequence there are many secure and enclosed gardens and parks. Another social benefit of the Coin Street redevelopment is the building of new swimming pools, sport centres and a dance studio, which will lead to an increase in talent and skill within the community, and will also benefit peoples health and fitness levels. Other social consequences include the re-establishment of the local community, which had been degrading in the past due to large numbers of offices, commercial sectors and industry taking up land and splitting the area into two. ...read more.


Continued on Next Page.... Conclusion Coin Street has greatly benefited the local community and commercial sector with a great number of positive consequences, including the increased fitness and health of the local population, the re-establishment of the community and the introduction of less skilled jobs. There are also other benefits to the community including the improvements in security to children's play areas and housing for the low-income, elderly and disabled living in the local area. Unfortunately there are also a few negative consequences of re-urbanization, these include the increase in houses prices, as the area has become desirable to live in again and the �250,000 needed every year to continue to maintain the parks and walkways around Coin Street. Inevitably as business and industry starts to move into an area, and it become more developed, traffic will increase leading to air pollution and traffic congestion. CSCB has tried to combat this with the introduction of a bus system, but this is one of the few consequences which will progressively get worse as the area becomes more desirable, unless something is done about it, such is the introduction of a park-and-ride scheme such as in Oxford, or an improved rail service to the area. David J Mothersole Page 1 04/05/2007 ...read more.

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