urban renewal


: a construction program to replace or restore substandard buildings in an urban area

Examples of urban renewal in a Sentence

an area undergoing urban renewal
Recent Examples on the Web The school was torn down in 1969 as part of the city’s urban renewal targeting the historic Black neighborhood Brooklyn. Lucy Marques, Charlotte Observer, 28 June 2024 As part of the 2024 Paris Games’s goal to provide an economic boost to historically underprivileged parts of its host city, Mayor Anne Hidalgo launched a 500-million-euro ($540 million) urban renewal plan for Porte de la Chapelle. Elizabeth Fazzare, Architectural Digest, 27 June 2024 What has occurred since those many years ago, politicians call urban renewal. Sun Sentinel Editorial Board, Sun Sentinel, 24 June 2024 In the 1950s and ‘60s, nationwide urban renewal and highway construction efforts led Milwaukee to put its eyes on many blocks in Bronzeville for revitalization. Claudia Levens, Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for urban renewal 

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of urban renewal was in 1938

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“Urban renewal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urban%20renewal. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

urban renewal

: a construction program for replacing or restoring old or run-down buildings in an urban area

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