Essay #6. Urban Renewal in NYC and Philadelphia
Each student is required to watch short podcasts on how urban renewal was carried out in
two major cities within the U.S.,
The Tragedy of Urban Renewal: The destruction and survival of a New York
Please report major differences and similarities. The essay shall be 2 pages, 12 point font and
double spaced. Students must focus on the following questions:
1. What was urban renewal like in NY City, and Philadelphia?
2. Who were the major actors in carrying out urban renewal in each city? How did that
impact the strategy?
3. Describe the housing after urban renewal.
4. What happened to the households that were displaced by urban renewal?
5. Was it worth having the urban renewal in these two areas? Why or why not?
Urban renewal and pre-existing conditions.
Major actors and their roles
Housing after urban renewal
Urban Renewal Evaluation
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