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To what extent has urban change in London created Social and economic opportunities? [9 marks + 3 SPAG]
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To what extent has urban change in London created Social and economic opportunities? [9 marks + 3 SPAG]
I don't know the specific area you are studying in school, but in our school in is London Docklands

Opportunities
Social Improvements
1. Housing: 22,000 new homes created (many are former warehouses converted to luxury flats). 10,000 refurbished former terraced houses.
-In 1981 population= 40,000
-In 2000 population= 85,000
2. Services: several huge new shopping malls, a post-16 college and campus for new University of East London and leisure facilities: watersports marina, national indoor sports centre.

Economic Improvements
1. Employment
–number of jobs increased: In 1981= 27,000, In 2000= 90,000.
- many new firms and financial institutions e.g. Stock Exchange, ITV Studios, newspaper offices.
- many high-rise office blocks, esp. at Canary Wharf.
2. Transport
-Docklands Light Railway links area with central London.
-Jubilee Line Underground extension.
-City Airport.
-Many new roads, including M11 link.

Environmental Improvements
-750 hectares of derelict land reclaimed.
-200,000 trees planted.
-130 hectares of open space created.


But there are challenges
Negative effects on the local people:
—New jobs went to people living outside the area, as local people did not have the technical skills
–A lot of new housing far too expensive for locals.
–More money was spent on providing infrastructure (expensive offices + houses) and a clean environment for office workers; than on services (e.g. hospitals and care for elderly, health + educational facilities for local people).
–Prices in area generally increased (e.g. in shops, bars etc.) –Newcomers were wealthy, causing local shop and recreational prices to rise.
–Newcomers did not mix with local people–tension–causing a breakdown of East Ender’s community.
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I don't know the specific area you are studying in school, but in our school in is London Docklands

Opportunities
Social Improvements
1. Housing: 22,000 new homes created (many are former warehouses converted to luxury flats). 10,000 refurbished former terraced houses.
-In 1981 population= 40,000
-In 2000 population= 85,000
2. Services: several huge new shopping malls, a post-16 college and campus for new University of East London and leisure facilities: watersports marina, national indoor sports centre.

Economic Improvements
1. Employment
–number of jobs increased: In 1981= 27,000, In 2000= 90,000.
- many new firms and financial institutions e.g. Stock Exchange, ITV Studios, newspaper offices.
- many high-rise office blocks, esp. at Canary Wharf.
2. Transport
-Docklands Light Railway links area with central London.
-Jubilee Line Underground extension.
-City Airport.
-Many new roads, including M11 link.

Environmental Improvements
-750 hectares of derelict land reclaimed.
-200,000 trees planted.
-130 hectares of open space created.


But there are challenges
Negative effects on the local people:
—New jobs went to people living outside the area, as local people did not have the technical skills
–A lot of new housing far too expensive for locals.
–More money was spent on providing infrastructure (expensive offices + houses) and a clean environment for office workers; than on services (e.g. hospitals and care for elderly, health + educational facilities for local people).
–Prices in area generally increased (e.g. in shops, bars etc.) –Newcomers were wealthy, causing local shop and recreational prices to rise.
–Newcomers did not mix with local people–tension–causing a breakdown of East Ender’s community.
ahhh thank you so much for this i was really struggling for points!
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ahhh thank you so much for this i was really struggling for points!
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