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  Urban renewal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Urban renewal (also called urban regeneration in British English) is a function of urban planning that in the United States reached its peak from the late 1940s through to the early 1970s.
Urban renewal is controversial, as it often implies the use of eminent domain law to enforce reclaiming private property for civic projects.
Urban renewal continues to evolve as successes and failures are examined and new models of development and redevelopment are tested and implemented.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Urban_renewal   (2170 words)

 Urban renewal - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Urban renewal (also called 'urban regeneration' in British English) is a movement in urban planning that reached its peak in the United States that from the late 1940s through the early 1970s.
Urban renewal in its original form has been deemed a failure by many urban planners and civic leaders in the United States, and has been reformulated with a focus on redevelopment of existing communities.
These developments lead many to say that, "Urban renewal is Negro removal" – and indeed, segregation continued to increase as communities were displaced and many African Americans and Latinos were left with no other option than moving into public housing while Whites moved to the suburbs in ever-greater numbers.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /u/ur/urban_renewal.html   (1836 words)

 Urban Renewal
Including massive demolition, slum clearance, and rehabilitation, urban renewal proceeded initially from local and state legislation, which in Illinois included the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation Act of 1941 (amended in 1953), the Blighted Areas Redevelopment Act of 1947, the Relocation Act of 1947, and the Urban Community Conservation Act of 1953.
The University of Chicago took the initiative in the urban renewal of Hyde Park, as it did with the conception and enactment of the Illinois Urban Community Conservation Act of 1953, a law precisely tailored to the institution's needs.
The city approved a general renewal plan for Hyde Park–Kenwood in 1958 after the SECC had removed the worst pockets of “blight”; and prevented precipitous “white flight.” By 1970, the university and various public agencies had invested some $100 million in the area—an amount augmented by an additional $300 million in private funds.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/1295.html   (1074 words)

 Urban renewal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Urban renewal is controversial, as it often imples the use of eminent domain law to enforce reclaiming private property for civic projects.
And while envisioned as a way to redevelop residential slums and commercial areas, "renewal" often resulted in the creation of urban sprawl —vast areas being demolished and replaced by freeways and expressways, housing projects, and vacant lots — some of which remained vacant at the beginning of the 21st century.
Over time, urban renewal evolved into a policy based less on destruction and more on renovation and investment, and today is an integral part of many local governments, often combined with small and incentives.
www.sanleandro.us /project/wikipedia/index.php?title=Urban_renewal&pri...   (1978 words)

 City of Canby: Urban Renewal District
The Urban Renewal Area is a single geographic area with a single contiguous boundary in which a variety of activities and projects are contemplated to eliminate blight and the causes of blight and intended to create an environment in which the private sector may develop uses compatible with the purposes of this plan.
The purpose of this Renewal Plan is to eliminate blighting influences found in the Renewal Area, to implement goals and objectives of the City of Canby Comprehensive Plan, and to implement development strategies and objectives for the Canby Urban Renewal Area.
The use and development of land in the Renewal Area shall be in accordance with the regulations prescribed in the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development and Planning Ordinance, City of Canby Charter, or any other applicable local, county, state or federal laws regulating the use and development of property in the Urban Renewal Area.
www.ci.canby.or.us /URD/Plan.htm   (4918 words)

 Chapter 457 — Urban Renewal
The termination of an urban renewal agency shall not affect any outstanding legal actions, contracts or obligations of the agency and the municipality shall be substituted for the agency and, for the purpose of those legal actions, contracts or obligations, shall be considered a continuation of the urban renewal agency and not a new entity.
A proposed plan for an urban renewal area which is wholly within the boundaries of a city, or which is wholly within the boundaries of a county and does not include any area within the boundaries of a city, must be approved only by the governing body of the municipality in accordance with ORS 457.095.
Notice of adoption of an urban renewal plan required under ORS 457.095 and notice of filing of an annual financial statement required under ORS 457.460 shall be published in the newspaper, as defined in ORS 193.010, having the greatest circulation in the municipality and which is published within the municipality.
www.leg.state.or.us /ors/457.html   (8008 words)

 Freeway|Monorail - Sound Transit's New Urban Renewal Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The implementation of urban freeway was used by urban planners as an impetus for redeveloping and revitalizing urban cores, as neighborhoods were cleared and razed under the guise of good intention and in the name of urban renewal.
Urban designers seem to view this dislocation, as well as the exorbitant costs and risks of Sound Transit, as a necessary evils that will result in more efficient, livable, compact communities called "transit-oriented development" or "urban villages," which urban designers and planners are opportunistically planning to insert into the resultant voids.
The concept of "urban villages" is a form of urban design historicism, a romantic longing for the return of streetcar suburbs, a bygone age when people were dependent on rail transportation.
www.freewaymonorail.org /nur.htm   (888 words)

 Urban Renewal
Urban Renewal generally is the the process of redeveloping dilapidated or no longer functional areas.
'Urban renewal', as articulated by the actions of the Bahamian Urban renewal initiative, is the collective term used to describe a holistic approach to dealing with the problems of poverty and deprivation in the low income areas of the Bahamas and improving the welfare and well-being of people in those areas.
Thus the overall aim of the urban renewal initiative is to influence and to initiate a transformation of all Bahamians, their communities, and through their diverse communities, the nation.
www.alisonfhamilton.com /urbanrenewalindex.html   (416 words)

 City of Canby: Urban Renewal District
Urban renewal activities shown in Section 600 of the Canby Urban Renewal Plan are intended to allow use of tax increment funds to address the impacts described above.
The capacity for urban renewal bonds is based on projections of urban renewal revenue, which in turn are based on projections of development within the Area.
By the end of FY 2022, sufficient urban renewal tax revenue is projected to be collected to retire all outstanding bonded indebtedness necessary to finance the plan.
www.ci.canby.or.us /URD/Report.htm   (3792 words)

 PBS | The Fillmore: Urban Renewal Lesson Plan
Urban renewal policies enacted in San Francisco's Fillmore district in the 1950s-60s provide a vivid case study in public policy, federal and local government, and citizen activism.
Urban renewal will clear the slums of the Fillmore and take the city of San Francisco into a new era of prosperity for all.
Identify a community in San Francisco or other city facing dislocation similar to the Fillmore OR choose another present-day urban renewal policy [such as empowerment zones or welfare-to-work] to research at www.policy.com.
www.pbs.org /kqed/fillmore/classroom/renewal.html   (1276 words)

 Urban Renewal
Following the success of the Farm Road Urban Renewal Project, the Prime Minister decided that the initiative should be duplicated in Bain and Grants Town.
In April 2003, the Urban Renewal Commission was formed to oversee the expansion of community initiatives like the Farm Road project in areas of similar population density.
As a result of the community transformation initiatives of the Urban Renewal Commission, Community leaders in Nassau Village (New Providence) were also inspired to begin a community initiative to transform their area.
www.alisonfhamilton.com /history.htm   (1025 words)

 All About Urban Renewal : Portland Development Commission
Urban renewal is a state-authorized, redevelopment and finance program designed to help communities improve and redevelop areas that are physically deteriorated, suffering economic stagnation, unsafe or poorly planned.
PDC uses urban renewal as a tool to focus public attention and resources in blighted or underused areas to stimulate private investment and improve neighborhood livability.
You can determine whether your property is located within a designated Urban Renewal Area by searching for a specific address using our GIS Mapping tool, and then clicking on the Development link in the top navigation of the resulting query results window.
www.pdc.us /about_pdc/urban_renewal.asp   (417 words)

 West Salem Report on the Urban Renewal Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Walker Urban Renewal Plan was prepared without an authorization to collect tax increment financing, which is the primary financial resource for urban renewal districts identified in ORS 457, Oregon’s laws governing urban renewal districts.
The Report on the West Salem Urban Renewal Plan updates the findings of the 1976 Plan, augments them as necessary to include areas and conditions not covered by the 1976 plan, and incorporates the vision, policies and recommendations contained in both the Salem Edgewater District Study and the Wallace Road Local Access and Circulation Study.
The West Salem Urban Renewal Area is bounded on the east and south by the Willamette River.
www.cityofsalem.net /~urbandev/wsreport.htm   (1528 words)

 Department of Revenue: Property Tax Urban Renewal
An urban renewal agency is activated when the city or county governing body declares the need for renewal in a certain area.
The amount distributed to the urban renewal agency is shown as a separate amount on the tax statement even though it is not a separate tax.
The chart on the next two pages shows how much tax was distributed to each urban renewal agency in the last two years.
egov.oregon.gov /DOR/PTD/IC_504_623.shtml   (913 words)

 Condemnation for Urban Renewal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many more public officials - mayors, Urban Renewal Authority representatives, and their attorneys - insisted that urban renewal and the power to take almost any private property are necessary for the health of their communities.
But with the magic wand of urban renewal, elected, appointed, and hired officials - who are often innocent or scornful of business - become eager to join a “public-private partnership” with firms eager to gain an unfair advantage over their competitors.
Historic buildings and neighborhoods, whose narrow streets and inadequate parking are often an excuse for urban renewal, won’t be destroyed long before their physical life is over.
www.freemarketnews.com /Analysis/63/4034/2006-03-08.asp?wid=63&nid=4034   (1101 words)

 Urban Renewal
Like the Philadelphia anarchists, from the perspective of the urban poor (usually minorities) and elderly people on fixed incomes, the bohemians (who tend not to be minorities) are the first wave of gentrification...
As dead as many of America’s urban centers supposedly are, it’s not the first time in Western history that the cities have hit rock bottom.
Populations shrank, cattle grazed among the ruins of the Roman Forum (history’s first brownfield was, oddly, a pasture…), and cities would have died altogether if not for the presence of institutions such as the court, the church and monasteries.
urbanrenewalcolumns.blogspot.com   (3528 words)

 Welcome to the Community Renewal Initiative - Economic Development - CPD - HUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
HUD re-energized this initiative in December 2001 by designating 40 urban and rural Renewal Communities and 8 new urban Empowerment Zones.
Together with 22 Empowerment Zones that HUD designated in separate competitions in 1994 and 1999, these 70 communities are able to share an $11 billion tax-incentive package that encourages entrepreneurs to invest in these communities, open new businesses and expand existing ones, and hire tens of thousands of local residents.
The administrative leaders of each Renewal Community and Empowerment Zone work closely also with government, business, and local community representatives to implement strategic plans and courses of action to improve social and economic conditions throughout the designated areas.
www.hud.gov /offices/cpd/economicdevelopment/programs/rc   (618 words)

 India's pro-investor plans for urban renewal
In the 1990s, India’s urban population grew by over 65 million, with the fastest growth in the largest cities.
Some 25 percent of urban dwellers do not have electricity, 23 percent do not have access to toilets and 37 percent do not have potable water in their dwellings.
The initial results of Mumbai’s urban renewal plan, based upon a report entitled “Vision Mumbai” produced by international consultants McKinsey and Co, indicate what is being prepared.
wsws.org /articles/2006/mar2006/indi-m24.shtml   (1257 words)

 Bangor In Focus: Urban Renewal
Urban Renewal's goal was reasonable: to clean up the downtown by tearing down decrepit buildings in favor of constructing modern buildings.
Many residents of eastern Maine from Union Station's era recall the building's majestic clock tower and consider Urban Renewal to be the biggest mistake Bangor has ever done to itself.
The destruction of City Hall, with its highly visible clock tower in the center of downtown, in favor of a two-level parking garage is other evidence of the project's mistakes, as is the destruction of the Bijou Theatre on Exchange Street.
bangorinfo.com /Focus/focus_urban_renewal.html   (912 words)

 79.03.06: Urban Renewal in New Haven
During the period of urban renewal in New Haven, people had their sights set on the future.
Renewal projects that are in progress, or are planned, in areas such as the Hill, Newhallville, Dwight, State Street, and Fair Haven are at various stages.
To put the “riots” in their proper perspective, they were merely a manifestation of the frustration created by this shift of interest in the problems of urban areas by the federal government.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1979/3/79.03.06.x.html   (4815 words)

 Urban Renewal Agency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Urban Renewal Agency is the governing body for the urban renewal areas.
Most urban renewal agencies around the state conduct separate meetings from their respective city councils, even if the board is constituted by the members of the city council.
Separate meetings for the Urban Renewal Agency will be held after the noon City Council meeting on the first Monday of the month, and at 6:30 p.m.
www.cityofsalem.net /~urbandev/ur_agency.htm   (1116 words)

 BlueOregon: North Macadam Urban Renewal
Urban Renewal is very arcane stuff and his explanations are good.
Urban Renewal Areas is a subject that is difficult to understand, much less explain.
Urban renewal, and the bonds associated with them, are premised upon the resulting increase in value of the property above and beyond the present value.
www.blueoregon.com /2005/01/north_macadam_u.html   (9611 words)

 Urban Renaissance Institute
The Urban Renaissance Institute is dedicated to helping cities and their regions flourish by removing the many impediments to their proper functioning.
To demonstrate why sound urban policies are indispensable to wilderness and farmland protection.
Urban Renaissance Institute is a project of the Energy Probe Research Foundation which is a federally registered charitable organization, No. 10730 5146 RR0001.
www.urban-renaissance.org   (259 words)

 Urban Renewal -HPKCC Early History
Our area was chosen for the pilot urban renewal project largely because of the record the people were already making in helping themselves.
Our real concern is to prevent urban decay which is caused by overcrowding, exploitation and over-use of propgerty, by its undermaintenance and neglect, and by the actual change in an area from residential to transient rooming-house, commercial or industrial use.
HPKCC was most active on Urban Renewal planning including diseminating much information and marshalling witnesses--and the feds did a study on community participation in planning- dos and don'ts.
www.hydepark.org /historicpres/urearlyhpkcc.htm   (7154 words)

 KSP - Hologram Newsletter #5: The Urban Renewal Programme
The focus is on poverty alleviation in urban and rural areas that have substantial service backlogs, that are spatially and economically marginal to the core urban economies, and in which social exclusion continues to limit the development of their communities.
The aim of this newsletter is to provide an overview of the recent past and current policy framework for urban renewal, describe the achievements and gaps in respect of policy and practice thus far, and suggest where the current challenges lie and describde new policy directions.
The success of the URP will depend upon whether local government is able to play an effective role in mobilising other actors and their resources around the urban renewal challenge, generating wide commitment to and involvement in the programme.
www.ksp.org.za /holonl05.htm   (4347 words)

 Urban policy - Department for Communities and Local Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They are a key delivery agency for the urban renaissance and the government's new Sustainable Communities agenda.
DCLG's Urban Policy is about creating better towns and cities in England with healthy economies, decent and well-designed homes, better public services, and an attractive and safe environment.
Information on urban design, the Academy for Sustainable Communities, the Egan review of skills and the Better Building summit.
www.urban.odpm.gov.uk   (387 words)

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