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.
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