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The controversial program, first known as slum clearance and later as urban renewal, began with the Housing Act of 1949, which provided federal dollars to cities to buy land with poor living conditions and redevelop it with large housing projects.
It was not until the emergency of the Great Depression, when the federal government underwrote an expanded program of slum clearance and segregated public housing projects for those displaced, that the sanitation syndrome had a huge impact on the overall design of the American city and the growth of the American ghetto.
Under an established series of precedents spanning half a century, the Court recited a variety of situations in which takings have been held to constitute valid public purposes which meet the constitutional "public use" requirement, such as slum clearance and reduction in concentration of land ownership.
Taking place on September 12, the Victorian terraced house conference will look into recent reports that Government plans for regeneration could mean the return of huge slum clearance programmes last seen in the 1960s.
Hull City Council said the house was built on a slum clearance site in 1977 and didn't need permission.
In his most substantive chapters, Page compellingly probes conflicts arising from the precedent-setting zoning of Fifth Avenue, slum clearance, historic preservation (with special attention to City Hall), and tree conservation and removal.
Slum clearance and rebuilding projects required Moses' unparalleled talent for complex coordination.
During the 1960s, I lived in Detroit's inner city, where I was active with grass-roots community organizations that were quixotically battling the city's "slum clearance" and freeway projects.
The play, like most of Kingsley's productions, had a social purpose, and to it was ascribed some of the credit for important laws aimed at slum clearance. Later Kingsley wrote Ten Million Ghosts (1936); The World We Make (1939); The Outward Room (1939); The Patriots (with his wife, Madge Evans Kingsley, 1942); Detective Story (1949; movie version, 1951); Darkness at Noon (1951, an adaptation of a novel by <IR> ARTHUR KOESTLER </IR> ); Lunatics and Lovers (1954), a farce; and Night Life (1962).
The council also increased the scale of council house building and of slum clearance. Despite these actions, families were still living in decaying and insanitary back-to-backs until the end of the 1960s.
But for some there is now prospect of relief, due to the slum clearance and the building of new homes.