CS5 - Urbanisation on a local scale in Leicester,
in the UK, a developed country
Is urban management always sustainable?

I. Unsustainable management: Leicester’s urban crisis
Deprivation: the lack of basic material necessities of life, as adequate food and shelter.
1. Economic crisis (def.):
Many factories closed causing manufacturing workers to lose their jobs. As unemployment rose, poverty increased and the standard of living (def) fell.
2. Social deprivation (def.) :
The population lives in housing with no sanitation (toilets, bathroom) which shows a low quality of life (def).
3. Environmental damage:
Public parks and gardens are degraded by waste (garbage/litter) causing a low quality of life (def).

II. Sustainable urban management: Leicester’s regeneration
Regeneration: improving and rehabilitating a run-down urban area.
1. Economic growth (def.):
Building a shopping mall created both low and high-wage jobs, increasing the standard of living (def).
2. Social equity (def.):
Building low & high-income housing ensures a better quality of life (def).
3. Environmental improvement (def.):
Clean or public transports, natural public parks provide a greener environment and improve quality of life (def).