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Strategy

Sustainable living

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When did the initiative begin

2003

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Where

Inner City of Manchester in New Islington Village

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Area previously known as

Cardroom

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Problems with cardroom estate

Ugly old buildings
Half of the 204 homes were occupied
High crime rates, social depravation

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Aims for the area

Wide range of quality housing
Safe and clean environment
Employment opportunities
Enhanced transport and shops

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Funding

Received from Urban Splash in 2002 who worked with the government

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Housing improvements

- 66 houses
- 500 apartments
- 34 urban barns
- 2500 new residents in area

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Environmental improvement

- 300 trees planted
- 2 garden islands
- A beach
- An orchard
- Recycling system installed
- 3000 metres of canal side

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Community improvements

- 10 new shops
- 2 new pubs
- 2 new restaurants
- 1400 parking spots
- 12 bridges
- 50 boat mooring stations
- primary schools
- village hall

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Problems with New Islington

- Emphasis on security to lessen crime rate may impact on community spirit
- Not enough jobs for all the residents
- Houses are expensive
- Ultra modern buildings may not appeal to everyone

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