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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The Eugene Riverfront Urban Renewal District spans about 178 acres between Franklin Boulevard and the south bank of the Willamette River, from the Ferry Street Bridge east past Walnut Street.
Many consider the term urban renewal to be misleading.
McGrath, who served the city during the height of urban renewal.
Despite the fact that the importance of buildings' lifespan has been well addressed in previous studies, buildings' short lifespan as a result of urban renewal in China has been hitherto given little attention.
After decades of unplanned urban settlement and unregulated construction, Turkish government started countrywide urban renewal project which intends to demolish some 6,500 non-earthquake resistant buildings in order to prevent deaths, the government now requires all new large buildings and complexes to have facilities management.
The total collapse of urban renewal order in the United States led to a new and overpowering paradigm of urban crisis.
While most associate active urban renewal projects with the likes of Harvard in Boston, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and Columbia in New York City, presidents of urban universities across the country are involved in a wide range of city planning and economic development issues.
Isenberg explores the impact of urban renewal not only on the urban land-scape, but on the discourse of downtown revitalization in chapter 5.
The intriguing title of the book, Knights and Castles, evokes the period of the Middle Ages in Great Britain, more particularly the strategies used by both dominant groups and dominated groups to promote their interests and protect and/or develop neighbourhoods, and how these interactions affect the programmes and processes of urban renewal.
Fullilove's work documents how urban renewal, combined with crime and violence, have shredded the social and economic structure of African Americans and compounded the trauma of the individual and the collective mental health of our communities.
I am glad that the art community is recognizing that urban renewal can be done through the significant linkage between art and community involvement.
The Koizumi administration has declared that urban renewal (Toshi Saiset) is one of its top priorities.

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