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January 31, 2007

Blight, 1938: it's about profitability

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A visit yesterday to the new exhibition at Columbia University, Robert Moses & the Modern City: Slum Clearance and the Superblock Solution, turned up this quote from Mabel Walker's 1938 book Urban Blight and Slums:

"Blight is a condition where it is not profitable to make or maintain improvements."

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NoLandGrab2007: Blight is a condition where it is more profitable for some than others.

Posted by lumi at January 31, 2007 7:24 AM