A Modernization Project of Bracknell High Street

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The street I will be looking at for this question is Bracknell High Street. It is a pedestrianised street with shops and takeaways, and a dance studio viewed as private. Recent plans to modernize the street has left some members of the community feeling disgruntled. There are also few ethnic shops, leaving some groups to feel disconnected from the street. The fact that only pedestrians can access the street has lead to issues over parking and inconvenience to motorists. ‘Change can be seen as threatening or positive.’ (Blakely et al, p38) The modernization project taking place on Bracknell High Street has left people feeling detached from their community. Presently there are many café’s, similar to the Taste Buds Café on City Road. (Making social lives on City Road, 2009, Scene 3) shows José Suarez explaining how the elderly view his café as a secure place, a community centre of sorts. (Blakely, Making social lives on City Road, 2009, Scene 3) reiterates this fact stating the women feel a ‘sense of belonging.’ This is similar to elderly people on Bracknell High Street, who view th...

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