urban renewal

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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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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.
We have learned from the lessons of slum clearance of the 1960s, as well as from programmes of the 1970s when unpopular housing was provided.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is facing international condemnation over his "Drive Out Rubbish" slum clearance programme which has seen 700,000 people lose their homes.
urban renewal and slum clearance of the Upper West Side in the '60s and '70s it started to perk up.
Like officials in other cities, Atlanta's leaders used urban renewal and redevelopment monies to displace African Americans living close to the downtown through so-called slum clearance projects.
Have successive slum clearance and regeneration projects killed the sense of pride in our communities?
THE Cruddas Park flats were built in the 1960s as part of a massive slum clearance programme led by the then Labour leader of Newcastle City Council, the late T Dan Smith.
A new attack on the slum clearance problem would mean 'putting the clock back' for many of the 8,000 people now on the housing register, the deputy chairman of the Housing Committee told West Bromwich Town Council last night.
The project was initially proposed by Amalgamated and the United Housing Foundation as a slum clearance in the Brighton-Coney Island area of Brooklyn in early 1958.
In 1956 the family were moved under slum clearance and rehoused in Pype Hayes.
Byker Wall arose from a slum clearance programme in 1969 and is now home to 9,000 people.
The 'gas and water Socialist' who pioneered education reforms and slum clearance also played a key role in the creation of the University of Birmingham where the imposing Italianate clock tower, Big Joe, is nicknamed in his honour.