Urban Renewal

Definition of "Urban renewal"

Older property is bought usually by a governmental agency to be modernized and improved. In many cases, the deteriorating property is torn down and a new structure built. An example is public housing designed to redevelop a slum neighborhood. Some private foundations may also engage in community development. Urban renewal projects are often directed at a particular depressed area in the city. development might also include sports arenas and parks to make the area more attractive.

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