A Tale of Two Cities: Urban Renewal Claims and Realities in Kansas City

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A Tale of Two Cities: Urban Renewal Claims and Realities in Kansas City

Post by FangKC » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:05 pm

At the Central Public Library in March.

A Tale of Two Cities: Urban Renewal Claims and Realities in Kansas City

Sunday, March 20, 2016
2:00pm

Efforts to combat blight and “renew” Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, took off after the end of World War II, but the results were mixed. Visionary ideas often came at the expense of established neighborhoods, architectural landmarks, and a sense of community. Adding to the difficulty, the two cities had been always tied at the hip. Although the interests of the bordering municipalities aligned, their municipal, county, and state political structures divided them. Marie-Alice L'Heureux tells this “tale of two cities,” how the urban renewal efforts undertaken in the 1950s and 1960s played out. She focuses on the ways federal programs removed “blight” but also transformed social and cultural relationships and the fabric of the Kansas City metro area.

http://www.kclibrary.org/event/tale-two-cities-urban-renewal-claims-and-realities-kansas-city-marie-alice-lheureux

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Re: A Tale of Two Cities: Urban Renewal Claims and Realities in Kansas City

Post by FangKC » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:27 am

Radio interview on KCUR.

The Effects Of Urban Renewal On Both Kansas Cities

http://kcur.org/post/effects-urban-renewal-both-kansas-cities#stream/0

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