urban renewal
noun Date: 1954 a construction program to replace or restore substandard buildings in an urban area

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  • urban renewal — ➔ renewal * * * urban renewal UK US noun [U] (also inner city renewal) ► ENVIRONMENT, PROPERTY the process of making a poor area of a city attractive for people to live and work in again by building new houses, offices, schools, etc. and… …   Financial and business terms

  • urban renewal — urban re newal n [U] the process of improving poor city areas by building new houses, shops etc ▪ an urban renewal program …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • urban renewal — ☆ urban renewal n. rehabilitation of deteriorated or distressed urban areas, as by slum clearance and redevelopment construction in housing and public facilities …   English World dictionary

  • Urban renewal — For other uses, see Urban renewal (disambiguation). Melbourne Docklands urban renewal project, a transformation of a large disused docks into a new residential and commercial precinct for 25,000 people …   Wikipedia

  • urban renewal — the rehabilitation of city areas by renovating or replacing dilapidated buildings with new housing, public buildings, parks, roadways, industrial areas, etc., often in accordance with comprehensive plans. Also called urban redevelopment. [1950… …   Universalium

  • urban renewal — noun the clearing and rebuilding and redevelopment of urban slums • Hypernyms: ↑reclamation, ↑renewal, ↑rehabilitation * * * noun [noncount] : a process by which old buildings or buildings that are in bad condition in part of a city are replaced… …   Useful english dictionary

  • urban renewal —    slum clearance    Not just a tidied up business district:     The abandoned warehouse was in a depressed area long overdue for urban renewal. (Bagley, 1982) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • urban renewal — urban re newal noun uncount the process of making areas of a city more attractive and rich by creating new buildings and parks, more business activity, etc …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • urban renewal — Synonyms and related words: assembly line housing, billeting, domiciliation, doss, face lift, furbishment, hospitality, housing, housing bill, housing development, housing problem, living quarters, lodging, lodgment, lower income housing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • urban renewal — n. reconstruction and redevelopment of dilapidated areas or buildings in an urban area …   English contemporary dictionary

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