ERIC Number: ED199315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec-1
Reference Count: 0
Models of Urban Redevelopment: Renaissance Center or the Solidary Neighborhood.
This paper examines the attempts to rebuild downtown Detroit. Two models for redevelopment are examined: (1) the use of private sector investment as exemplified by the Renaissance Center Complex; and (2) the "solidary neighborhood" model, which involves the use of community labor and participation. The "Renaissance model" of redevelopment is criticized for benefiting the economic elite at the public expense through tax subsidies. The paper maintains that this project failed to alleviate the major urban problem of unemployment. Based on a case study, it is suggested that the redevelopment of neighborhoods is best achieved through problem oriented community and church based networks. The "solidary neighborhood" model is needed to enable a community to become more cohesive while maintaining or bettering its quality of life. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Michigan (Detroit)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (78th, Cincinnati, OH, December 1, 1979).