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The regeneration game

Few would dispute the fact that no area of London has changed more over the last two decades than Docklands. In 1965 it was at its peak as the worlds largest port, but by 1981 all cargo handling had ceased. Little was achieved by attempts during the 1970s to reverse the decline. So in July 1981 London Docklands Development Corporation was set up to kick-start regeneration in the area. Much has been said for and against LDDC over the last 17 years. But there is no doubt that it has achieved ...

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