urban renewal


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urban renewal

n.
Rehabilitation of impoverished urban neighborhoods by large-scale renovation or reconstruction of housing and public works.

urban renewal

n
(Human Geography) the process of redeveloping dilapidated or no longer functional urban areas

ur′ban renew′al


n.
the rehabilitation of substandard city areas by renovating buildings or demolishing and replacing them with new ones. Also called ur′ban redevel′opment.
[1950–55]
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Noun1.urban renewal - the clearing and rebuilding and redevelopment of urban slumsurban renewal - the clearing and rebuilding and redevelopment of urban slums
reclamation, renewal, rehabilitation - the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
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Procida Funding LLC announced Friday The 100 Mile Fund, which the company manages exclusively, provided a $9,200,000 pre-development/early stage construction loan to Middlesex Residential Urban Renewal LLC.Procida Funding LLC announced Friday The 100 Mile Fund, which the company manages exclusively, provided a $9,200,000 pre-development/early stage construction loan to Middlesex Residential Urban Renewal LLC.
Ammon plans to establish an urban renewal district on various patches of vacant land in the northwest corner of the city that borders Idaho Falls.<br />The area under consideration falls in the two-mile stretch from Lincoln Road in the north to East 17th Street in the south and the one mile between North 25th Street and Ammon Road.<br />The intersection at 17th and 25th streets is home to the Grand Teton Mall.
However, after decades of neglect, a city can only be made more livable through urban renewal, which is 'the process where an urban neighborhood or area is improved and rehabilitated, typically involving the clearing of large sections of existing property.'
'The golden moments of the city of Manila was supplemented by the Manila Urban Renewal of Fred Lim and Mayor Lito Atienza in 1990, headed by artchitect Juan Maravillas, the chief of the Manila Planning Office.
The city is seeking seven people to join a committee that would advise Mayor Lucy Vinis and the City Council about the riverfront plan and other projects in the Eugene Riverfront Urban Renewal District, city officials announced last week.
Urban renewal programs were meant to usher in an age of new, modern cities.
How "public purpose" should be defined under Mississippi's urban renewal laws is a question Hinds Chancery Judge Michael Singletary is thinking over.
This area of the city lost many older buildings to the New Salem urban renewal project of the early 1960s.

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