Beyond the Wrecking Ball: How to Renew Buildings Without Harming the Residents

Many urban renewal projects are driven by economic motives. A new report proposes a socially oriented alternative

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On November 4, 1992, an El Al cargo plane crashed into the residential neighborhood of Bijlmer in the southeastern section of Amsterdam. Bijlmer, a compound of high-rise tenements built in the 1960s, had...