Measuring the Impact of Urban Renewal

This is a case study focusing on the legacy of urban renewal in Asheville, North Carolina between 1965 and 1980, when housing policies were enacted that ultimately displaced and erased African American businesses and communities with traumatic and lasting effects. The study focuses on designing new access interfaces to tell human stories. Ongoing results were presented to the Racial Reparations Commission of the City of Asheville on May 20, 2023.

01/01/2013 - Ongoing

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Additional UMD Investigator(s):
Mark Conrad (UMD INFO), Alan Wierdak (UMD LIB)

Additional Non-UMD Investigator(s):
Ray McCoy (St. Paul, MN), Noah Scheer (DAR), Phillip Nicholas (LOC), Alexis Hill (NARA), Rosemary Grant (UCLA)

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