The Changing Character of Urban Redevelopment

Norman Fainstein and Susan S. Fainstein

in The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195374995
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 The Changing Character of Urban Redevelopment

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This article outlines the theoretical approaches to analyzing urban redevelopment in the United States and Western Europe. It examines the policies that have been adopted in more than sixty years of public intervention within the already built environment and evaluates the role played by different social interests in affecting this intervention. The article suggests that programs for urban redevelopment rest within a field of forces which connects local conditions with global transformations, and considers the issue of slum clearance.

Keywords: urban redevelopment; United States; Western Europe; public intervention; built environment; social interests; slum clearance

Article.  9603 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy

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