Student’s Name Professor’s Name Affiliated Institution Date Urban renewal Buildings in 20th-century slums in the United States were comprised of buildings that were small rooms which were poorly ventilated and as a result there was a high level of infant mortality and ad infectious diseases (Teaford Pg.443). When World War II ended urban planners and social reformers joined forces to accommodate the increasing number of automobile and providing adequate affordable households respectively (Teaford Pg.443). Between 1949 and 1973 urban renewal projects which were under the legislation known as Title I of the 1949 Housing Act Title II of the Housing Act 1954 and Highway Act 1956. When urban renewal was initiated it was generally well received; it brought about improvements which were dramatic which both the residents and city officials praised (Teaford Pg.443). However by the late 1960s the idea behind urban renewal was being questioned by the residents concept and its application has to be done strategically to ensure that all factors are considered and the impacts weighed. Public participation is paramount as the process is associated with people relocation which necessitates the need to listen to their views before executing the plan. The social economic and environmental impacts as a result of urban renewal must be considered if the process is to be effective. The contemporary world development of cities is more likely to cause short-term and long-term adverse impacts on social environmental and economic aspects and should be replaced with urban renewal. Work cited Couch Chris. Urban renewal: Theory and practice. Macmillan 1990.Teaford Jon C. "Urban renewal and its aftermath." Housing policy debate 11.2 (2000): 443-465. Stouten P. "Sustainable urban renewal." (2005). Brueckner Jan K. "Urban sprawl: diagnosis and remedies." International regional science review 23.2 (2000): 160-171. Squires Gregory D. ed. Urban sprawl: Causes consequences & policy responses. The Urban Insitute 2002. [...]
1. Write a three-page paper on one of the following topics. The paper will be typed, double-spaced, Sources should be cited in the text. 2. Discuss how Urban Renewal in the 1960’s changed American cities for the better and for the worse. How could these programs have been implemented in a more humane and effective manner? Is the type of new development in cities that is happening today a more successful solution?