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New-Town-In-Town

Riverside Plaza in Minneapolis was an attempt to reclaim neighborhoods leveled during Urban Renewal.   The New-Town-In-Town program was to try and return affordable housing and livable space to these decaying neighborhoods by re-imagining the "new town movement", while also bringing arts, culture, education, and recreation to the thousands of residents -- unfortunately, the wrong parts happened first.   The large amount of affordable housing was built but a variety of factors prevented the culture from following, resulting in creating the sort of high-rise slum the creators were trying to avoid.

 

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