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CLIP 8318

The changing face of London: Canary Wharf

The changing face of London: Canary Wharf
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Key Info
  • The changing face of London: Canary Wharf
  • Duration: 02:40
  • A range of aerial shots are used to introduce Canary Wharf in London Docklands, while an animation rewinding back to 1985 shows what the area was like in its early stages of redevelopment. Archive footage from the late 1930s, 1970s and present day illustrates how Canary Wharf has been transformed into an important finance centre and a hub of the global economy. Published as part of the Britain From Above website: bbc.co.uk/britainfromabove/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Urban: Settlements

  • Keywords: business, city, docks, Docklands, finance, industry, land use, London, port, redevelopment, trade, transport, urban, BritainFromAbove
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in the context of a unit on settlement or a study of urban environments. Could be used as the basis of a case study on urban redevelopment, highlighting the rate at which Canary Wharf has been transformed into a hub of the global economy.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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