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RZ-260766-18
Reassessing the History of Urban Renewal in the United States, 1950–1975
Douglas Appler, University of Kentucky Research Foundation

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Reassessing the History of the Federal Urban Renewal Program: 1949-1974 (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Reassessing the History of the Federal Urban Renewal Program: 1949-1974
Author: Douglas R. Appler
Author: Brent Cebul
Author: Robert Nelson
Author: David Hochfelder
Author: Stacy Sewell
Author: Benjamin Lisle
Author: Leif Fredrickson
Author: Robert Fairbanks
Author: Colin Gordon
Author: Emily Bergeron
Author: Julie Riesenweber
Author: Francesca Ammon
Abstract: The Housing Act of 1949 was arguably the most consequential urban program of the postwar decades. Yet the popular and scholarly understanding of urban renewal does not reflect the breadth of its impact on the American landscape. Despite its broad popularity among communities of all sizes throughout the country, the overwhelming majority of scholarship that historicizes urban renewal is written from the perspective of single projects in large central cities. Building on recent trends in urban renewal scholarship, and on the launch of Renewing Inequality, the urban renewal map prepared by the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond,Reassessing the History of Urban Renewal in the United States:1949-1974 will address this issue by approaching urban renewal from a more appropriately diverse range of geographic and social perspectives.
Date Range: October 2018-September 2019
Location: University of Kentucky
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLQelRcjpaY
Primary URL Description: This is a link to the YouTube video of the authors' presentations.


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