Urban Renewal and Its Aftermath

  title={Urban Renewal and Its Aftermath},
  author={Jon C. Teaford},
  journal={Housing Policy Debate},
  pages={443 - 465}
  • J. Teaford
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • History
  • Housing Policy Debate
Abstract The federal urban renewal program created by Title I of the Housing Act of 1949 fell short of expectations and spawned an army of critics. Originally the program had promised a great deal to a variety of interests, but it could not accommodate all of its early supporters. Social reformers and low‐rent housing advocates were among the first backers who found it wanting. By the early 1960s, the foes of big government and critics of prevailing planning orthodoxies were exploiting the… 

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