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1

What is an example of an Urban Development Corporation?

The London Docklands Development Corporation

2

When was the London Docklands project founded?

July 1981

3

Where is the London Docklands?

An 8.5 square mile are including Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Newham

4

What was the redevelopment done in response to?

The area's decline due to the progressive closure of the docks from the increase in ship size meaning that couldn't come far enough up the river

5

What problems were caused by the decline?

Reduction of employment and in the population of the area as people chose to leave

6

What percentage of housing was rented?

95%

7

What was the major problem with the scheme?

Increased wealth of the area was pushing original residents out as they could no longer afford the house prices or cost of living

8

Which group of people were forced out of the area?

Old dockers, due to their lack of skills

9

How was the scheme successful?

In improving the environment, making it more appealing for people to live and visit, bringing in money

10

How much money was invested from the public sector?

£399 million

11

How much money was invested from the private sector?

£8770 million

12

How long did the project take to complete?

17 years

13

How much derelict land was reclaimed?

1884 acres

14

How many conservation sites were created?

17

15

How many new trees were planted?

2000 to add greenery and reduce CO2 levels

16

How many acres of land were sold to redevelop?

1066

17

How many new businesses are now trading in the area?

2700

18

How many new jobs were created in the financial centre?

23,000

19

By how much has employment in the area increased?

It has tripled

20

How much has the overall population increased by?

45,000

21

How many new homes were built?

24,046

22

How was public transport improved?

The docklands light railway was built to cope with the number of commuters

23

How many people does the Docklands light railway serve?

35,000