Urban renewal


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urban renewal

[′ər·bən ri′nü·əl]
(civil engineering)
Redevelopment and revitalization of a deteriorated urban community.

Urban renewal

Revitalization of established urban areas to provide for a greater range of housing, employment, and social activities. The principal focus is to transform old and neglected buildings into vibrant communities with viable investment opportunities through effective planning, infrastructure improvements, and partnerships among government, the community, and local businesses.The improvement of a slum, or a deteriorated or underused area of a city; the rehabilitation of relatively sound structures, as well as conservation measures to arrest deterioration.

urban renewal

The improvement of slum, deteriorated, and underutilized areas of a city; generally implies improvement realized through city, state, and, particularly, federal programs, including the clearance and redevelopment of slums, the rehabilitation of relatively sound structures, and conservation measures to arrest the spread of deterioration.
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Cities designate areas as urban renewal districts to spur development by siphoning projected revenue from rising property taxes to pay for infrastructure and utility projects within the districts and to make loans to private developers.
New Haven was considered the poster child for urban renewal policies in America.
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The beauty of urban renewal is that it can amplify private sector demand rather than simply redistribute a fixed sum, essentially creating a multiplier effect, as government spending encourages individuals and companies to make investments they otherwise would not have considered.
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For the second of our special give-aways this week, we have three pairs of tickets for an evening of slick sounds courtesy of Urban Renewal at the Tivoli Theatre.
Armed with urban renewal money -- $6 million this year, and possibly $30 million more over the next decade -- and a vision that the city's five aging villages can be revitalized, the Lincoln City Urban Renewal Agency plans a complete makeover for Taft.

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