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Renewal in London - A Case Study Of Brixton.

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Renewal in London - A Case Study Of Brixton. This Case Study is about Brixton, London. It will tell you about a number of things, the social, economic and environmental problems of Brixton in 1981 and how they were improved and if they were successful, the immediate causes of the riots in Brixton in the years 1981, 1985 and 1995 and the alternatives that I suggest would improve the quality and environment for people living in Brixton. First of all, 200 years ago, Britain had taken over many countries, which had made up its colony. One of these many countries was Ghana; they took recourses and brought them back to Britain to sell. 1. What social, economical and environmental problems existed in Brixton before 1981? Social - From 1945, most of most of the British men had died in the Second World War, therefore, this caused a labour shortage as there was not enough people to run the busses, trains ect. From 1952 - 1953, the government decided to send ships over to Kenya and other countries. Here they offered them jobs, homes ect in exchange for them to come back to Britain to work. ...read more.

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When the police officers saw this they thought she was carrying a weapon - a knife, so the police did what they thought was right and shot her. When the people/community of Brixton heard about this, they took it as an act of racism this therefore caused them to, again, rebel and riot against the police. In 1995, the immediate cause of the riot in Brixton was because of a a black man by the name of Wayne Douglas, was beaten to death by the Brixton police for a supposed robbery. His death, and again the unfair treatment of the people by police, sparked a protest by the people. Even though the people of the town were protesting, not rioting, the police ended up recreating the conditions of Brixton like it was in 1981. Worryingly the Voice newspaper encouraged these ritos, so that they could get their "interesting" stories. 3. What social, economic and environmental measures were put in place to improve the conditions for the people of Brixton after 1981? Following 1981, the government had passed Anit-Racist Laws. These were laws against being discriminative about race, nationality, ethnic group, religion or sexual orientation. ...read more.

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4. How successful have these measures been? These measures have indeed been very successful to the social, environmental and economic development of Brixton. On the whole, today, Brixton is a cleaner, safer and happier place to live in. The streets today, are safer to walk around, they are not completely safe, but then and again, where is? Crimes rates are lower and people overall live happier lives. 5. What alternatives do you suggest to improve the environment and quality of life for people living in Brixton? The alternatives that I suggest to improve the environment and quality of life for people living in Brixton are: To install speed cameras on the high road, this would slow down traffic and prevent more accidents, therefore, this will lower the death or injury rates, I would get more people/workers to help clean up the streets of Brixton so that it would make Brixton look more asthetically pleasing, again, by doing this, people will lead happier lives. Also, I would improve the state of builings by setting up regular maintenance checks to reduce vandalism - grafity on walls, the quality of the buildings - cracks in walls and checking for break-ins and being able to repair them - broken glass ect. ...read more.

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