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urban renewal

noun

  1. the rehabilitation of city areas by renovating or replacing dilapidated buildings with new housing, public buildings, parks, roadways, industrial areas, etc., often in accordance with comprehensive plans.


urban renewal

noun

  1. the process of redeveloping dilapidated or no longer functional urban areas


urban renewal

1
  1. Government-sponsored destruction of slum housing with a view to the construction of new housing.


urban renewal

2
  1. Programs designed to clear, rebuild, and redevelop urban slums. Critics contend that although they bulldoze slums, urban renewal programs often have led to their replacement by office buildings and by apartment houses for the well-to-do.

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Notes

Large-scale urban renewal was engaged in during the 1960s and 1970s, after the departure of the rich and the middle class for America's suburbs had left many United States cities in decay and disrepair.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of urban renewal1

First recorded in 1950–55

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Example Sentences

New York City’s massive push for roads, bridges, and urban renewal during the mid 20th century, for example, instigated a backlash against “big plans” that persists to this day.

Dubbed the “Section 112 credits program,” this initiative triggered a 2 to 1 federal matching grant for any urban renewal program on or near a college or university up to five years before the program even began.

The Haussmann urban-renewal project demolished old neighborhoods.

The subjects of his work range from mines, quarries, and shipping around the world to manufacturing and urban renewal in China.

And it does seem the High Line may become a new paradigm for urban renewal.

Communities engaged in urban renewal have doubled and renewal projects have more than tripled since 1953.

An historic new approach--Urban Renewal--now replaces piecemeal thrusts at slum pockets and urban blight.

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