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urban renewal

noun as in redevelopment of town or city

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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.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to urban renewal, such as: face-lifting, overhauling, refurbishment, rehabilitation, renovation, and slum clearance.

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