PARTICIPATION IN URBAN RENEWAL: THE GERMANTOWN CASE

THE COURSE OF THE URBAN RENEWAL PROGRAM IN THE GERMANTOWN SECTION OF PHILADELPHIA HAS BEEN A MATTER OF DISPUTE BETWEEN A CITIZEN'S ORGANIZATION AND A GROUP REPRESENTING BUSINESS INTERESTS. UNTIL IT WAS ABLE TO FORCE THE BUSINESS GROUP INTO COURT OVER LOCATION OF A HIGHWAY BYPASS, THE CITIZENS HAD MET WITH A SERIES OF REVERSES IN THEIR ATTEMPTS TO INFLUENCE REDEVELOPMENT. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROVED TO BE AN UNWITTING ALLY OF THE BUSINESS INTERESTS BECAUSE IT WAS NOT STRUCTURED IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO REVIEW THE RELEVANCE OF PLANS SUBMITTED TO IT TO THE STATED GOALS OF THE RENEWAL PROGRAM. THE FAILURES OF THE CITIZEN GROUP ARE ANALYZED IN THEIR LEGAL AND PLANNING SETTING.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Discussion PAPER 2, 37 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    Wharton School of Finance and Commerce
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19104-6315
  • Authors:
    • Seley, J E
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1971 12:00AM