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Urban renewal

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Somewhere in a city near you, rundown areas will probably be given a new lease of life. This exercise will show you how the trend in urban renewal changes and how to tackle this subject in your exams.

Facts about urban renewal

Here are some facts about urban renewal that you should learn for your exam:

 

An inner city slum building

 

  • Urban areas are constantly changing.
  • There has been a move from large-scale demolition known as redevelopment to renovating existing buildings known as renewal.
  • For local people, urban renewal is successful only if it provides them with what they need. Their needs include suitable housing, amenities and jobs.
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Traffic jam

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An example of urban renewal: how Paris Rive Gauche is tackling its transport problems

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Buildings

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Video clip about urban renewal in the inner city of Paris

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