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In a follow up to ITS010 on popular music’s odes to urban renewal, this episode covers what “urban renewal” actually was – and how it led to so much displacement and the destruction of so much good stuff in our cities.


Show Notes

Urban renewal and worship of the Bulldozer

Chicago’s history of early urban renewal

The lost history of urban renewal


Urban renewal’s impact on Boston

Urban renewal’s links to (fascist-y) art movements, including Italian Futurism