Recent examples of different types of renewal 1997 Infamous for the Ballymun flats, a symbol of poverty, drugs, and social problems in Ireland from the 1970s. 2014 A multi-billion euro renewal, with a renovated village centre, surrounded by estates of houses and apartments, with several sub-districts Before • 560 acres of parkland the same size as Hyde Park. • 15 acres of hedgerows and wildlife habitats. • 6.5 kilometres of waterways. • Promenade lined with 100 mature trees. • 4,000 new trees across the Park. and sporting facilities – West Ham get the stadium! The London 2012 Athletes’ Village has been transformed into 2,818 new homes, complete with a school, cafés and bars, 27 acres of parkland and 30 shops Before Cardiff Bay – freshwater lake and barrage. The Sennedd (Welsh Assembly) The Millennium Centre Homes, businesses, entertainment, shops, hotels, tourist attractions. A congested UK city – second worst after London London brought in the congestion charge Edinburgh improved public transport… The first phase of the project consists of a 16 station, 14km link between the CBD and Edinburgh Airport – beginning testing 2014. Construction began in 2007, but was met with many delays and contractual disputes. Derelict warehouses in former docks An urban redevelopment scheme that will be home to new businesses, residences, entertainment venues and educational facilities. Like London’s Docklands redevelopment of 1990s.