What Can Urban Revitalization Do For Your Neighbourhood?

Urban revitalization is a strategy of urban land development that is most often used in conjunction with urban renewal projects. Urban revitalization is the clearing away of blighted urban areas to create opportunities for business, homes, higher education, and other high-end establishments. When the area is done, the resulting environment will most likely be much healthier than the one it replaced.

It has been seen in several cities that after the completion of an urban renewal project the neighborhoods are far more vibrant and healthy. The residents are much healthier, their families are much healthier and the overall quality of life in the area increases.

Urban Revitalization

The primary reason that many people choose urban renewal or urban revitalization is that they want to improve the quality of life in a neighbourhood. The urban renewal process will help the neighbourhood to become a better community. The neighbourhoods will be far safer than they were prior to the urban renewal project. Crime rates will be reduced, many blighted neighbourhoods will be cleared and the streets will be safe for the neighbourhood to live in.

The economic benefits of urban revitalization are significant

The city will be much healthier and the surrounding areas will benefit as well. Some people make the mistake of believing that the process of urban renewal only benefits the people who live in the new development. In fact, the people living in the neighbourhood that is undergoing urban renewal are more likely to be affected than people who do not live in the community.

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After all, these people live in a city, which is often a very dangerous place to live. People living in a community that undergoing urban renewal will enjoy the real estate market that is created and they will find it much easier to buy a home in that community. If the property values increase there will be more people looking for a home in that community. This will lead to even greater demand in the housing market and so on and so forth.

Other economic benefits of urban revitalization include the tax revenue that the community will receive. This is money that can be used for many different things. Some of the funds may be used for educational facilities, some of it may be used to improve infrastructure or to fix up streets, while some of it may be used for business opportunities.

One good thing about this process is that it can help revitalize a community

  • There will be less crime in the area
  • There will also be less pollution in the area
  • If the community is completed in a timely manner then the effects will last a long time.

Urban revitalization is not always the answer to all community problems. However, it has helped a great many communities get back on track after a major event or catastrophe.

There are a few downsides to urban revitalization

The most important of those is that sometimes it takes a bit longer than expected. If the community is being revitalized then there may be a period of adjustment that is required for people to adjust to the new lifestyle.

Also, there are times when people do not feel right living in a new neighbourhood. They may need to move and maybe go back to their old neighbourhood. That is a possibility that must be considered when choosing the type of neighbourhood that will be selected for urban revitalization. It is important that the people who live in the community to be comfortable with the change and that the new environment makes them feel at home.

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Urban renewal is also a great way to reduce the amount of pollution in a community. By removing the trash that accumulates on a daily basis, improving drainage, adding trees and improving the roads, we are reducing the amount of garbage that is being sent to landfills.

Urban renewal is an initiative of property development that often used to combat urban decay in small cities. Urban renewal projects take place in many parts of the country and usually take place prior to the completion of a housing project. Urban renewal usually involves the removal of slum-style areas to create space for more upscale housing, business, and more affordable homes.

However, this kind of project can also be used to increase density in urban areas as well

The first step of an urban renewal project is to clean up the area. A city’s first and foremost job is to keep its citizens safe from crime. It doesn’t matter if the crime takes place in the streets or in the housing complexes; the city’s duty is to make sure the people living there are able to breathe with ease.

When the population is revitalized, it means more jobs and better services. As a result, more people will want to live there because of the availability of better housing and jobs. Because of this, the amount of people who need to build a home also increases. This will eventually lead to more people who will want to live in the city, thus making it a healthy and dynamic place to live.

There are a number of public projects that take place each year in urban neighbourhoods. These projects are designed to bring about the revitalization of these neighbourhoods. Some of the most popular projects include housing developments, government-owned properties, rehab centres, and the like.

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These projects are often built to provide people who live there with higher quality housing and other services. Some of the projects offer better facilities than what is normally available in residential areas. They may even come equipped with shopping centres, schools, parks, and recreational facilities. It is the responsibility of the municipality to make sure that people living in the neighbourhood have access to everything they need to live a happy and comfortable life.

Ultimately, an urban revitalization can be a great way for the residents to get back to work, to start over, to feel more secure and to create a new identity for the neighbourhood. It can also be a great way to improve the quality of life in the community. If done correctly, urban revitalization can be a great boost to the economy in any community.

About the author

I am Adegboyega Tunde Temitayo. A registered Town Planner with the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) and Town Planners Registration Council (TOPREC).

I love to think differently and possibly on various Urban and Regional Planning issues to proffer solutions to Urban and Rural Environmental Problems. You can subscribe to my YouTube Channel

As the Chief Editor of Town Planners Diary, I humbly welcome you to this platform which is about enhancing Planning Education through research on various Town Planning and Environmental issues.

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