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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.

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Show Notes

Urban renewal and worship of the Bulldozer

Chicago’s history of early urban renewal

The lost history of urban renewal

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Urban renewal’s impact on Boston

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