Current application of urban renewal : New York, a case study

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dc.contributor.advisor Mitchell, J. Paul en_US Kar, Mandira en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-ny en_US 2011-06-03T19:35:48Z 2011-06-03T19:35:48Z 1991 en_US 1991
dc.identifier LD2489.Z79 1991 .K3 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Urban Renewal Program was an offshoot of the Federal housing Act of 1949, which alloted Federal funds to cities for redevelopment and slum clearance. Critics of urban renewal believe that the real intent of this program was redevelopment of the Central Business District, although officially the goal of the program was to provide a decent home and a pleasant living environment for the people. The result was improvement of inner city areas at the cost of uprooting and displacement of its residents.The Federal Urban Renewal Program ended in 1973, but local governments retained the option to use this strategy to revitalize neighborhoods. The politicians and planners of New York City have retained their faith in the Urban Renewal Program. They have modified the original program and concepts and are currently using it successfully to increase the housing stock and improve neighborhoods.The approach to urban renewal in New York City is very different from the preconceived notion that large scale demolition is the only method of implementation of an urban renewal plan. The scale and type of action varies according to specific needs of an area. Demolition is done only when necessary so that minimal relocation is required.Although provision of housing is the main thrust of the Urban Renewal Program, urban design issues are considered when preparing an urban renewal plan. This is a jointeffort by Federal, City and State agencies together with citizen input to create a better living environment for the people.This thesis analyses the reasons for this success through a discussion of case studies of current urban renewal projects in New York City. The focus of this research is on the neighborhoods of Arverne and Edgemere located in the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. This study traces the planning process for these two urban renewal areas from their inception to the current status and identifies how urban renewal can be beneficial for the social and physical environment, and how it can be used as an effective planning tool.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.format.extent ix, 159 leaves : ill, maps (some col.) ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urban renewal -- New York (State) -- New York. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh City planning -- New York (State) -- New York. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Land use, Urban -- New York (State) -- New York. en_US
dc.subject.other Arverne Urban Renewal Area (New York, N.Y.) en_US
dc.subject.other Edgemere Urban Renewal Area (New York, N.Y.) en_US
dc.title Current application of urban renewal : New York, a case study en_US Thesis (M.U.R.P.)
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