Urban Growth and Decline

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Urban Growth and Decline

  1. 1. Urban Growth and Decline Anthony Maroon Ashish Sood Benjamin Toth
  2. 2. Focus Questions <ul><li>What is Urban Growth and Decline? </li></ul><ul><li>How does a suburb fall into these categories? </li></ul><ul><li>Which suburbs fall into Urban Growth and Urban Decline? </li></ul><ul><li>How is this so? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Urban Decline <ul><li>Urban Decline is: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of building maintenance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of Graffiti </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Littered Garbage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rise in Crime </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Worse quality of individual lives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not being able to maintain the area </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 6. Harris Park <ul><li>Harris Park has declined since 1990. It’s closeness to the Parramatta City and cheap rates has made Harris Park switch from houses to cheap and plentiful units. It declined even further when shops shut down and new markets took over. Crime is common in Harris Park and Graffiti is seen everywhere. </li></ul>
  5. 7. Graffiti
  6. 8. Lack of Building Maintenance
  7. 9. Other Photos
  8. 10. Urban Growth <ul><li>Urban Growth occurs when: </li></ul><ul><li>People buy individual houses </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of houses and markets increase </li></ul><ul><li>Very clean maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of people going in and out of area </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure improved </li></ul>
  9. 13. Edgewood <ul><li>Edgewood is a fairly new colony that started from a privatised area and is now the centre of a huge colonisation project. The station is being improved, new local shops will be made, many new home plans will be laid out and built and there will be more coming to and from there. Edgewood is located near Woodcroft, Doonside. </li></ul>
  10. 14. In the Beginning
  11. 15. Now
  12. 16. Some other pictures
  13. 17. Statistics for Harris Park Years P E O P L E Harris Park Years Vs. Population
  14. 18. Statistics for Edgewood Properties for Sale: 391 Already sold: 368 Still to be sold: 23 Average house price: $425,000
  15. 19. Local Survey LEGEND Knowledge of Terms - KT Local Awareness - LA More Investments - MI Yes - Y Greener City - GC No - N Other - O Rural Area - RA We Cannot - WC Declining Urban Area - DUA RA RA RA RA DUA RA DUA RA RA DUA Would you live in a declining urban area or a rural area? O WC KT KT MI LA O KT MI GC How can we avoid urban areas from declining? N N N N N N N Y N Y Do you affect urban declining areas? N N N Y N N Y N N Y Heard of Edgewood? Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Heard of Harris Park? 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Q U E S T I O N S SURVEYORS
  16. 20. Propositions <ul><li>Growing urban communities should: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be Allowed to continuously grow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Depend more on themselves </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take appropriate action for maintenance and the clean view of the community </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 21. Propositions Continued… <ul><li>Declining Urban communities should consider: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Taking appropriate legal action against graffiti and crime </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investing money into maintaining the community’s infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regularly maintain the community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Build new markets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Raise money for additional support and publicity </li></ul></ul></ul>

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