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urban renewal

Redevelopment of deteriorated and underutilized urban properties, often through the provision of tax incentives, low-interest-rate bond money for loans, and government investment in infrastructure improvements such as roads and public parks in order to spur development.

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The plans included the East River Houses south of the Williamsburg Bridge -- the first project in the city to qualify for Title I slum clearance dollars.
Children used a number of little play corners dotted around the Cantril Farm estate; A block of flats in Everton, in the early 1970s; Buckets are needed by two Everton women after slum clearance men cut off their water in January, 1967; Tate and Lyle sugar protesters demonstrate against the factory's closure; Liverpool dockers in 1963 Picture: COLIN JONES
Taking place on September 12, the Victorian terraced house conference will look into recent reports that Government plans for regeneration could mean the return of huge slum clearance programmes last seen in the 1960s.
Constitution generally limits the use of eminent domain to government projects, like roads or public buildings, or to what used to be known as slum clearance.
The improvement to Coventry's city centre cost pounds 10,000 and it was seen as having the combined benefits of slum clearance, traffic relief and being a general improvement.
Yelling on slum clearance, Jennifer Davis and Jerry White (among others) on particular 'slum' districts, Martin Gaskell and Alan Mayne on the concept of the slum, Bill Luckin and others on the Thames, Peter Brimblecombe on atmospheric pollution (along with the rise of urban environmental history more generally), Ellen Ross and Anna Davin on women's family and working lives, children and survival strategies, or Judith Walkowitz and Lynda Nead on the gendered perils and pleasures of the Victorian metropolis.
This was due to slum clearance - even though many residents remember well that a lot of the older houses simply needed refurbishment rather than demolition.
Under the French protectorate, the wealthy moved out and the dense, intricate fabric decayed to such an extent that large slum clearance and reconstruction projects were undertaken.
Guides was difficult because the area around the school where we met was in a slum clearance area, so some of the girls' behaviour was quite challenging.
The next period of clearances came in the 1950s and in 1953 the Evening Gazette, as the newspaper was now called, reported that "Plans are made to restart slum clearance in Middlesbrough".
When I grew up in the 1940s, there was no system to let anyone down and when council houses were offered to those who were part of the slum clearance programme, there were many people who could not afford to pay the rent the council were charging.