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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From that point forward, numerous progressions have been authorized in urban development and urban renewal policy measures, issues related to housing and people at neighborhood level strengthening.
It should spark a genuine urban renewal process for the not-so-rich.
'The following day after this rally, all the projects in the Manila Urban Renewal I and that of the Samahan were started.
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.
He testified his review showed putting up the $10 million to backstop the hotel met the state's definition of public use in an urban renewal zone.
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.
One of the key aspects of Klemek's work is that he gives a new name to the hegemonic urban paradigm of the mid-twentieth century: urban renewal order.
Taipei, March 24, 2011 (CENS)--Local citizens will be able to apply for government subsidies for the planning cost for urban renewal projects, including those for reconstruction or facial rejuvenation of buildings, themselves, without the mediation of construction companies, according to measures drafted by the Construction and Planning Agency (the CPA), under the Ministry of Interior (MOI).
In addition to being located in the East New York IBZ, the sites are also within East New York II Urban Renewal Area or the Brownsville II Urban Renewal Area, and the East Brooklyn Empire Zone.
One of my colleagues here at Wilkes recently joked that I sound like the mayor in my frequent presentations to neighborhood groups, business leaders, and politicians about the exciting urban renewal underway.

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