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What is the case study for a decaying inner city?
Hulme, Manchester
What was the problem?

Growing housing demands after WW2 (1945) lead to a quick-fix housing scheme in the 60s and early 70s, seeing high rise flats


Social: Overcrowding, crime, drugs, poor educational achievement

Environment: litter, graffiti, poor quality housing, urban decay

Economic: Few jobs- unemployment, loss of income and business due to crime

How were the problems resolved?

In the 1990s The City Challenge was started, a huge initiative to regenerate the inner city by including local authorities, private business and the local community

What changes were made?

High rise flats and crescents were demolished but older buildings with character were retained

Hulme received £37.5 million from City Challenge

Homes were redesigned to be more energy and water efficient and be more pleasant

Traditional layouts returned

Friendly welcoming architectural designs and methods used

What is the Zion centre and Hulme Park?

The Zion Arts centre is a redeveloped church, created by the City challenge to provide a facility for dance and music, but also allow the individual ethnic groups to intermingle

Hulme Park was the first new large park seen in Manchester for over 60 years. It contains substantial play and sports areas but also gives a green area to give relief from its dense urban surroundings