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T3 w7 urban decay & renewal Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Urban Blight & Renewal
  • 2. Urban Decay • Deterioration of the urban environment • Infrastructure falls into disrepair as buildings are left empty for long periods of time
  • 3. The Doughnut Effect
  • 4. The Doughnut Effect
  • 5. The Doughnut Effect • Development occurs around a central location (CBD of city), and then is surrounded by residential, industrial, etc • Combined effects of push and pull factors at CBD lead to industry and jobs, and along with them people, relocating to the suburbs, or even overseas • Leaves disused land / buildings in the CBD and that creates a hole • The hole becomes an area of urban decay / urban blight.
  • 6. HOW IS URBAN BLIGHT A PROBLEM? Detroit, 2013
  • 7. Urban Blight Issues • Suburban flight or “white flight” • Crime, drugs, unsafe public places • Cumulative decline of economic opportunities • Infrastructure deteriorates, becomes obsolete Urban Decay Social Changes Impact on Property Prices?
  • 8. MUST THE INNER CITY BE A PROBLEM?
  • 9. Features of the inner city lifestyle • Close to business/ shops • Close to entertainment (opera, concerts, theater, cinemas, races) • Restaurants (world class restaurants and family style restaurants) • Sporting activities (Olympic activities) • Shopping • Work location
  • 10. WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT DECAYING INNER CITIES?
  • 11. Urban Decay and renewal Sydney (Pyrmont/ultimo) • 19 century terrace houses • The farmers wool storehouse being converted to offices and apartments • Unit development in park land space • Sydney and the NSW department of planning and development are trying to revitalise and old, superbly located part of inner Sydney. • Building heights vary from 4-12 storeys high.
  • 12. • Case Study of Sheffield, UK • What about Singapore?
  • 13. Singapore: Then & Now